Saturday, April 16, 2011

Big Thumbs Up

photo: Jeffery Michael/ Images By Jeffery
It's early Saturday, the sun's just up and I've been since 5:30am. I should be sleeping but I'm equal parts exhausted-excited.... there's stuff to do - domestic duties to complete, images to make, editing awaiting my attention on the desktop. No rest for the wicked.

The massive airline campaign project is now completed, delivered, invoiced... done 'cept for the final bit of post-production. An email from one of the assigning agency's creative directors yesterday curled my lips into a smile when she reported that one of the delivered scenarios that I lobbied heavily for "cracked [her] up".

Things I learned during this project:

1) Facebook can be a viable casting resource. Thanks to all the helpful, talented folks that rose up to aid, assist, & act in the two week plus production.

2) I CAN (almost) still keep up with a crew of hyperactive 13 year olds.

3) If you lurk around a cemetery long enough, you're likely to turn up a live one now & then.

4) There is NEVER enough time.

It's no secret that I'm a music freak. The last three months have allowed me to indulge & engage my eyes & ears with some of the cream of Hawaii music talent. We've completed projects recently for HAPA, Willie K & his Band, editorial pieces on Mick Fleetwood, video production stills for The Throwdowns & more. There's a project for progressive/performance artists MOTH in the works and yesterday was spent shooting new promotional images & CD packaging art for The Throwdowns (see photo above). A massive mansion was conscripted for this effort and a full day of production ended with the band submerged in a swimming pool. And there's more to come with images for Barry Flanagan's (HAPA founder) solo projects.

Today, there's a benefit golf tournament and coverage of an evening Japan Relief Benefit requiring coverage. A project for the Pacific Cancer Institute is on slate for next week and a three day shoot on the Big Island for Prince Resorts is scheduled for early May. 

One of the best things I've stumbled across this week was a three part interview with uber-inspirator Dan Winters, published at Rob Haggart's A Photo Editor blog. Insightful, inspiring and well worth a read.

Now, it time to throw myself under a shower and head off to the links... FORE!

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