In 1990, I worked for Barpassers Bar Review. This shot was taken during a lecture I gave in Santa Monica on June 14, 1990. The topic: real property multi-state questions. I gave the lecture to a live audience numbering several hundred in a cavernous basement lecture hall. My presentation was videotaped, and I remember the lights being hot.
There were live television monitors throughout the lecture hall, so even though most of the students were in the same room with me, they were watching the television sets. If I made a large gesture, I would notice people looking up at the TV’s, instead of at me. That’s an odd experience for a speaker.