Well that was one fun week...
Ever since I got back from vacation, it's been balls to the walls! I haven't had time to think much, let alone finish my work. For example, I spent the past couple days running around the city taking pictures of one event for future sales use, then running over to a hotel to shoot a sales related video. This video was to win over a client who was potentially taking their business else wear.
Now, don't get me wrong, this video was a good idea and I wish them all the best, but seriously, it was a cluster and a half. I walked over there with all my gear and no plan, which was strike one. When I arrive I'm handed a piece of paper with a time frame and locations for the film shoot. Now reading this paper confuses me because it gives me about 5 minutes at each location, which was strike 2. Now any filmmakers out there will be able to tell you that it takes more than 5 minutes to set up, test and rehearse something that you know nothing about ahead of time.
Man I with my keyboard had light up keys...
So yeah, that was a fun time.
In all seriousness, I did enjoy myself. I got to work with a former coworker that I hadn't seen in a couple months, although he still hasn't returned my gear... It was good to be away from my desk and doing location shoots. I have spent way too much time in the hotel lately.
We have a new employee from Vegas though, who is a fellow photographer. It's nice to have someone to talk to about all of this crazyness for once.
Side note: My first tweet ever was "checking out this crazyness..." was my first ever tweet from more than 4 and a half years ago.
So my new coworker is helping me organize and shoot some food amenities next week which should be cool. It's especially helpful because I know nothing about shooting food except that I don't want to do it. I've heard from a few people that it's a pain in the ass, so I'm so glad he is here to help me.
This was one of those weeks where it was one step forward and 3 steps back. I feel bad that I didn't get to a couple projects, but there just wasn't enough time in the week. I had to say no to one of the sales guys 3 times on a project because I just didn't have time. I'll have to dedicate time to him on Monday, if I can spare it...
So how are you all doing as February 2014 rears it's head? Let me know below and I'll post responses as I get them.