Sometimes I feel like I am right out of an In Living Color skit (funny skit show from the 1990s) where some Jamaican lady says “You only got three jobs? You so LAZY!” OK, I guess you had to be there…
I am at an interesting point right now. Not in my career, but in my job situation. The Long Beach job is now on hold. An unplanned hiatus, but something that is needed…and I will go back to it at some point. Not too long ago, I was on a planned hiatus, and during that time I went to NAB, and spent a week working on a show pilot/pitch.
Now, that show pilot isn’t done yet. We THOUGHT it was, but then the network wanted changes, so they are doing some re-shoots. That’s a good thing, it means that they want it they just want to tweak a few things. They wouldn’t be ponying up dough if they didn’t like the show. SO, while I am on the unplanned hiatus, I will be working on the pilot.
AND…I landed a three to four week union gig on a show called WARREN THE APE. No, I’m not editing it That would be COOL! But I am onlining it…and making it look pretty. And now you can see my work in action if you watch the clips on that site, then watch the show. See how much better it looks? That’s my work! OK…so I have this job to fill in the hiatus too. Pilot, and short stint onlining a show.
But wait, there’s more!
Another person has approached me to edit another show pitch. This is one that I agreed to do a while ago, I just didn’t know when it was going to be hitting my door. Well, it looks like it will be hitting my door the same time as the OTHER pitch, while I am onlining Warren.
So yeah, I am busy. This is something that can happen to anyone in this business. Some days/weeks/months…nothing. Then other times, four things all at once. It is the times where you have nothing for those long weeks that actually make you accept the three things at once. I mean, no one wants to work ALL the time, right? But you do have to prepare for the dry months.
Now I just have to get my act in gear so that when the dry months hit, I do some independent film short or web video. Some NON-technical tutorial thing.