One of my good friends from college and best man in my wedding has a shit load of credits from his Hollyweird job of getting film in and out of his employer's computers. For shits and giggles I thought I'd look him up on IMDB.
I haven't talked to him in ages. Last time was probably in 2001. Since then I've lost track of his e-mail and phone numbers, and it sucks. If I ever get around to actually shooting my own movie, I don't think I'd trust anyone other than him to be my DP. He knows the tech and he's got an eye. In college, that crazy bastard would hang from a tree to get the right shot if he had to.
I hate that with all of the technology in the world today, it's still hard to maintain friendships and contacts.