The alarm goes off at 5:15am,

Up and out of bed by 5:30. Tried for a bit to get up later but it feels like I’m late for the day right off the bat. Then the routine goes on with coffee, dog going out, exercise and breakfast. I won’t bore you with the rest of my day. The routine stops at about 8am anyway. The rest of the day I take it as it comes. And follow my list of activities and meetings the best I can.

It’s good to have a routine.

It’s helps me in the morning. Not too much to think about. Just do it. I know exactly what I’m doing when I wake up. Gives me a sense of comfort that tomorrow is going to be a good day and things will get accomplished. We need that as humans. Too much anxiety in the unknown.

Funny because some of my video productions boarder on the realm of the unknown. We always have a good idea of what a particular video is going to capture and what the storyline is going to be, but when you produce a video that is based on interviews and you’re discovering tidbits of information that you didn’t know before hand, the story develops organically. Sometimes a storyline emerges that was not discussed in pre-production, but is a road that adds to the overall narrative.

When shooting this way, like shooting a documentary, following the people and the action instead of staging a scene, takes time, but the results are worth it. We capture genuine emotions from people as they work through their day. This process can be a little stressful starting out, but very exciting to see it all come together.

A labour of love

Spending time with the people as they go through their day, listening to their experiences and watching the interaction of people and their surroundings. Bringing that all together is not so much a routine, but a labour of love.

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