Why do we have em’? Deadlines always seem to come on Wednesdays so that if something has a problem, it can be fixed by Friday, but Friday means that we have two more days to fix problems which means Monday makes for a smarter deadline, right? Doesn’t everyone put in 20 hours over the weekend? Except some companies close on Friday. Or Monday, making for a three-day weekend. For those of us that actually work…That leaves only Tuesday and Wednesday as our “work days.” It’s not fair, because some of us would like a two day break in the middle of everything too. Except we can’t, because Wednesday is always the deadline day.
It’s not fair, but I’m just sayin’….
So, we just finished four very large projects that we’ll announce soon, but I gotta tell you…when the going gets tough, you know who your friends are, and without spilling any beans, I’m very grateful for Scotty, Chris, and Mannie. Between the 3:00 a.m. end times and the 7:00 a.m. edit calls, we’ve had a rough three weeks. Fortunately those three weeks BEGAN in Sebastian, but they ended in the culmination of the Sundance Film Festival and preparations for PIA. Especially Chris and Scotty. You guys are rockstars!!!
My dog had puppies and this one…wow. She’s so cute. In the midst of herding cats, the puppy and my new kitten made for a lot of amusement. They play together like best friends. I took some fun photos of them playing, but it’s like watching a giant toying with a ball on a rubber band. The cat swats the puppy, puppy slides across the tiled floor, puppy scrambles to get back up (not gaining any traction on the floor, sliding like a semi on ice, head and tail going two directions) and then she runs straight back for the cat. Cat runs away, realizes she’s bigger, stops, slides across the floor like an out of control figure skater (how come cats ALWAYS look graceful?) and then runs back towards the puppy. Then they collide head-on, and start the whole process over again.
And…I’m heading for Canada for another week of film work, this time with students.
I’m excited. Except it’s cold up there. How come Canadians don’t flock south for the winter? Wouldn’t we all have more fun in the sun, sand, and salt?
Speaking of salt…the colors of the media we’re working on are going to rub salt in the skin of the measurebators (I think I made that word up) that don’t believe in small-format technology. Wow. You should see this stuff projected on a 40′ screen! Holy Cats, Scotty, this is unbelievable. Chris…we need to get you calibrated, but 10 bit media simply rocks, no matter how small it starts.
And those angles? With the sun and all, those colors and angles just marry up like they were made for each other. Can’t believe we found those gems in the middle of everything. Wowser.
If you’re feeling lost, no worries. I’ll help you get ‘found” in a few days.
Damn, I’m tired, and gonna be really cold soon, but life is good.