Oct. 2nd, 2009 02:08 pm
cwfilmbuff: (Default)
I am quickly learning to juggle various definitions of what days and weeks are at work.

There’s the standard definition of a day starting at midnight local time. But all our work is based on east coast time, so the day really starts at 10pm the night before. Then there’s the fact that my work day is whatever day my shift starts on, so for me Friday will last until 7am Saturday. Plus the two channels I monitor have logs that start at 6am and 7am eastern, so their days start at 4am and 5am locally.

My schedule is posted as a Sunday-Saturday week. My personal workweek is Thursday-Monday. And the time sheets I fill out for the company I’m contracted through run Saturday-Friday.

It’s the kind of thing I try not to think too long or hard about.


Sep. 18th, 2009 03:35 pm
cwfilmbuff: (filmmaker)
So here’s my schedule for the next few days:

Saturday - Shoot horror movie all day, edit sci-fi trailer at night.
Sunday - Shoot documentary in afternoon, edit sci-fi trailer at night.
Monday - Shoot documentary in morning, shoot horror movie in evening, edit sci-fi trailer at night (if needed)
Tuesday - Shoot documentary in morning, meet with sci-fi director in afternoon, make changes to sci-fi trailer at night.

If I could stay this busy all the time, I might not have to be out job-hunting. But I know well that this weekend is the exception rather than the rule. The documentary is just three days of work before the director flies back to LA, the sci-fi trailer is a couple weeks to a month, then nothing until (and if) the director finishes shooting the movie. The horror movie is the closest to steady work I have at the moment (and the most fun to work on), but that will eventually wrap as well.

Which is the only reason I interviewed for a call center job last week, even after I found out it wasn’t actually tech support (which is kind of interesting), but customer complaints (which amounts to convincing people not to take their business somewhere better). I have a message that sounds like a job offer from them, but I want to wait a bit before calling back and committing myself one way or the other to a job I don’t really want, but would be a steady source of income.

In the mean time I’m going to enjoy the hell out of actually making movies for the next few days.


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