If any of you creatives out there have ever had a week where you basically do next to nothing creatively, you know how dry and discouraging it can feel. This past week was one of those weeks for me. It's not that I didn't have ideas or anything, it's just that I was busy with school and concerts and after school things and working as well. It's a little frustrating, and I'm working all 3 days this weekend: Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Don't get me wrong, I'm plenty glad to have a job and get to work, but at the end of a long week where there's been next to no time to work on my creative pursuits it's a little discouraging to have to work almost the whole weekend. Thankfully I have Monday off school for memorial day, and so I'll try my best to actually accomplish some sort of creative project that day. There's a photo assignment I could work on and 2 blog posts I've been planning on writing. Maybe I'll get around to those.
On a slightly happier note, I just got my first paycheck in my life and it feels pretty good. I've been working quite a bit and getting to reap the first harvest from that is satisfying. There's been a couple of interesting things that have happened at my work in the 4 weeks I've been working there, the first being a Tesla Model S showing up in the valet parking and the other being a videographer filming a music video and talking to me about the Canon C100 that he was using.
This wasn't the first time I'd seen a Model S before, but it was the first time I'd gotten to see one parked and up close. It was really cool technologically, and my valet-coworker showed off the awesome extending handles, touchscreen console, and how quiet the thing was when it auto-started and auto-shut off. You almost couldn't hear a difference between when it was off and once the electric motor had started up. I'm not really a car guy but even I have to say; this car is freaking sweet.
The videographer occuance was just yesterday. The theater/cafe I work for often has live musicians performing, and yesterday the band had a videographer come along to film a music video for them. Even before the guy brought out the C100 I noticed the large, stable tripod that I assumed was for video, and once he brought in the C100 with a 24-105mm f/4 'L' lens attached I went over to check it out and talk to him. He seemed quite pleased with the camera and all it's video specific features. Like being able to route two different mics to the internal recording, (piggybacking one mic on top of another hotshoe-mounted mic through xlr) zebras, and the excellent manual control over ISO and focus. I was familiar with the C100 from Marquez Brownlee and Austin Evan's YouTube productions, so I recognized it immediately and it was quite interesting to see one in person.
I hope that working will enable me to get even more into photography and creative work. Probably more through providing me with the funds necessary to pursue such ventures, but you never know; maybe I'll make some connections which will come in handy later on. That'd be pretty nice.
I'll try and get some more posts up soon.
Until next time; Cheers,