Arriving into Singapore. iPad Pro editing, Sunrise panorama, night shots of Singapore and some live photos from the bands show.Read More
Up and straight to the laundrette to leave them to deal with my washing from the recent trip to America. Back at the office I delve into my day's to-do list and start by sorting and sending a bunch of photos across to the merch team. Included are some recent ones (outtake above) and some 'pre-signed' Vamps photo's as well (out takes below) and even some Instax scans
I grab a coffee and think back to how much I enjoyed my coffee this day. Within 10 minutes I have made a Dunkin Donuts ground coffee order, amazed and excited by the fact it is available in the UK. My next job requires I go back into the Live At The O2 DVD project. It's not on my main edit drive anymore so I fire up Disk Tracker and within seconds I am told it'll be on Drive 10 in my archive.
Archive drive 10 loaded up for one of today's tasks
I store the footage on naked 4TB hard drives that slot into a USB 3 drive bay. Once the project opens up I go about pulling out three songs from the master edit file that are being uploaded today to the bands YouTube channel. I chop them up, compress and upload. I flick back through them to check they are ok. This is a DVD that, maybe by luck, had zero change requests from anyone. My first pass/first cut was also my final cut. I wish that happened for every project! I am very happy with the DVD and messages like this one below further enhance my happiness about it.
Incidentally, here are the three tracks from the live DVD should you wish to watch...
That done I head to see some family and enjoy catching up briefly over a cup of tea before heading back to carry on the days work. Before getting home I stop off to pick up the Laundry, and get some fairy liquid, only...I forget that's what I'm there for, and end up buying some waffles and ice cream which I'm both happy and annoyed about when I remember back home. I jump into the Poughkeepsie and Albany edit from this day and have a clean 4 hour run in which I finish including grade (it's uploading to YouTube while I type this), here's a few screenshots from the video.
The band also posted this photo on their Instagram that I took a few months ago, today.
Woken up at 530am by a thunder storm (see below, check out the electric blinds). I get a cup of tea and go back to bed to read a bit before meeting James for breakfast at 630am. I eat a lot, I hadn’t eaten for almost 19 hours. We chat about his wrist and his concerns for the shows that are coming up and then go back to our rooms. I tidy up a bit (my room wasn’t messy to most, infact to most it would have looked tidy already, but my OCD kicks in every morning and I have to regain that kind of calmness inside I like to have before I start to edit/work by getting everything where I need it). I put the Taronga Zoo video live around 830 am (watch here). It’s the first in a lot of videos on this trip, at least one from each location we visit, plans are that the bands youtube will be updated a LOT this year. That done I wash, get a coffee and run a clean on my mac to get it back to lightning speed again. I backup some files and then go about starting converting all the tour screens into NTSC format ready for the Manilla show.
Around 3 I stop and decide to go grab some GV’s for the main Sydney video. I get some nice shots, it’s hot today, it’s nice feeling the sun again. I walk back, get a shower and then finish another screen before heading back out for a longer walk and more video plus some photo’s (above and below). Street photography isn’t really my thing but there’s a couple that I like, I always remember reading this quote from Martin Parr “I print out maybe 10,000 photos a year, if there’s 10 good ones, it’s been a good year.” On that basis maybe I didn’t get one of my 10 today.
I get back to the hotel, James texts asking if i’d like to eat asap, which is fine for me, both tired, we eat in about 15 minutes and then head back to our rooms. I finish another video then rock the iPad in bed reading a few emails, making notes for my jobs to do tomorrow and chilling for a bit before sleep.