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I might have bought the Diablo 3 expansion last night. I might have played it till 3am. I might have woke up to a text message from a client asking if the video I've been working on would be ready for his meeting at 1pm. It was 9:15am. I still had to do the last round of revisions as well as add all the motion tracked VFX the client wanted. VFX that would add some spice and make it POP...or that was the idea. 

Do I tell him that I won't be ready? Do I tell him that VFX is time consuming? Do I ask for more time? Or do I just grab the "oh shit" handle bar and get to work immediately at my tiny workstation next to my bed. 

I use After Effects a lot. Or at least I try to. For any projects that don't require it, I still use it. It gives me good practice, keeps my skills fresh, and ads some spice that the client doesn't expect (and usually really likes). 

So when a situation like this happens. When it's time to nut up and rock that After Effects like its a one night stand. (That's a little much) I can do so. Plus it's kinda intense.. Competition VFX!! 

Here's some of what I made this morning. You can judge and critique.. but the client liked it! :)




I always, always.. feel a pang of anger at revisions. It's natural for me. The more work I do and the more I grow in video production though, the less time it takes for the pang to subside and for me to start redoing what's needed. Frankly almost every single time, I see improvement once the revisions are done. People's ideas and opinions matter. Client's opinions are law. LAW I TELL YOU. It just hurts a little to abide. Once I do though, revisions go quick.  

The more I learn to work with people. To deal with politics. To deal with expectations and requests. To cater, to listen, to work with, to lead, to debate, to love.. others. Love is making sacrifices (go watch Frozen) and I love my work. 

The work you do.

You want to be in video production. Well what kind of videos do you want to make? Films? Music Videos? Documentaries? Promos? Travel videos? 

What about an adoption agency? 

Because I'm amateur, I don't really have a say so of what kind of jobs are handed to me. I have the artistic stuff I do with my free time, but paid work can truly differ. In this field, you might find yourself in some interesting situations. Situations that you might not ever experience in your life again. What a job we do..