You never know what a new connection will bring you. I start with this because this is how I came to edit the video for Michael & Marianne’s wedding video. I reached out to Steve Kang, a Facebook acquaintance that I knew from some photography groups we’re both a part of. I asked him to lunch because it seemed like we were bidding on the same types of jobs and I asked him if there’s anything he’d like to collaborate on. Turns out, he needed some help with an edit on a wedding he shot and had been sitting for a while. We agreed that I’d do the edit in trade for him helping me with some production work (blog post and details coming soon).
Like so many things, it just wasn’t that simple. Most would “Yada, yada” over the best part and say, “Everything went great, the edit was easy, and nothing went wrong along the way”. If you want that version, skip to the last couple sentences. As you can guess, that wasn’t my experience. To start, I had already been behind on some other projects so I didn’t even look at this material until a week after I had the files. Shortly after I started the edit another job came up (which is what Steve helped me with) and now I’m behind by two jobs. Oh boy. Its a nice problem to have but I hate the feeling of the ball being in my court and owing someone. I want it done so I can move onto the next thing.
Meanwhile, I’ve been working on changing my technical workflow in my business. Painful to go through with the promise of better organization in the future. While I was hard at work on the edit of the wedding, my editing hard drive failed. Yikes! Not. Happy.
I look up places locally to recover data and found one not too far from the house. Fortunately, they were able to recover all the data off the drive. I, of course, had a back-up of all the data on that drive except for the wedding edit. I got the data back and now have a back-up of everything and also have a nice video to share of Marianne & Michael’s wedding. I’ve posted a small portion of the edit here since the full version is about 30 minutes long. Enjoy!