Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Producer's Log: Just a Quick Update

I'll be back a little later. I have a script to finish first!!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Producer's Log: Making Mistakes

So I shot this little video on Sunday, but due to the fact that we were shooting again all day yesterday for this week's episode, I haven't had a chance to post it until right now:

This week knocked out another round of learning at the new job. Maybe not the political faux pas of two weeks ago, but costly errors none the less. Lesson learned? ASK QUESTIONS. I always kind of charge into things, wanting to show people I know what I'm doing (even if I sort of don't) and it's never presented itself as an issue until now. But sitting at the edit desk Friday when your boss tells you that what you've done won't work and you need to fix it over the weekend, you begin to realize that it sometimes is better to ask questions first rather than later. I will say, I never felt unsure of what I was creating, but now I know that I need to evaluate every little detailed aspect of my work either with my crew or boss(es) in order to prevent such errors in the future.

Moving on to yesterday's shoot, it was a whirlwind day starting out at a flu vaccination press conference and ending up at an animal shelter:

(And boooo! because I forgot my camera in the car when we went to the shelter. So many cute puppies too!!!) Some great interviews and sound bites came out of both shoots, so I am very pleased... even though we have to finish shooting today because the camera battery overheated before I could do my host stand-ups. Sigh.

In other news, the station that I work for, LA36, has had their budget once again cut by the City of Los Angeles. If you have a second and are on Facebook, please head to THIS LINK and become a fan of our station... we're the last hope for public access in this town!!!

So I'm off to finish shooting, but if I can figure out how to upload some of the show we shot last week I'll have that up soon as well. See you guys soon!