So, it's July 5th. Nobody is in the office. I have another 4 weeks before the audio post-production to The Prometheus Trap begins. We've got all our other movies out the door.
We have the new picture edit workstation, Ophelia, and I figure that some re-arranging is in order so that we can all be more comfortable in our studio.
All it takes is me disconnecting my audio post system and moving some things around. I've got plenty of time, I know how to do this.
I disconnect the audio rack. Do some cleaning. Rotate a desk 90 degrees. Unplug everything...
So just as I've disconnected the speakers I get an email.
From my distributor.
I need to address a handful of issues -- things that got kicked back in the QC of Android Insurrection. I need to make some changes in picture and some audio changes and send them to him in a new Quicktime movie on a hard drive.
And he needs it by Monday.
I look down at the cables in my hand. Of course.
Now of course the studio is a wreck. Cables everywhere. But I've created a new deliverable of AI -- this is version "F" for those of you playing along at home.
Let's see how much money FedEx wants for me to get this drive to California by Monday.
Hoo hoo! We'll see how this goes! Wish me luck.
(Whee! Independent film!)