Taj Jackson: “Shooting with MJ”


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Taj Jackson: “Shooting with MJ”

Taj Jackson published the following blog June 11th, 2011:

Hey guys, these last couple of months have been a strange one for me. Lately I have found myself being both extremely happy and sad at the same time.

What’s the happy part?

I received my “Epic” camera last month and it’s absolutely incredible. What is an Epic camera? It’s an innovative digital cinema camera by the “Red” company. In fact, Red was a company that my uncle Michael was very fond of. We would talk about them over the phone and especially their upcoming cameras. He felt that Jim and his company were trailblazers and that one day they would overcome the big guys. I don’t have to tell you that he was right, like always.

Here is a photo of my uncle with the Red one camera.


Knowing my uncle, he probably loved every minute behind the camera.

Which brings me to the sad part. Ever since I got my Epic camera, I’ve been finding myself depressed. Why? Because my uncle would have been the first person I would have called on the phone to tell about my new “Epic”. He would have been so happy for me, ….for us. I can hear him now, asking “when are we gonna shoot something together with it?”. The hard reality is, now I never will be able to.

Anyway, in honor of my uncle, I have decided to name my Epic camera, “MJ”.

That way everytime I turn on the camera to shoot something or press the record button, I will be thinking of my uncle Michael, and the way he inspired me and will continue to inspire me.

In a way, I will be shooting with “MJ”.


This is the Epic Camera Taj plugged.

Like everyone told him on Twitter, he can speak with Michael any time, he is watching and listening, and to keep the communication going. And look at Michael's beautiful face there, he's so into and happy for the shootings. :biggrin <3 Aw my sweetness..