I work in video production. I was hired to shoot a gathering for a promo video. The day after the shoot I send the client the best audio from the approx. one hour of conversations.
Me: Here’s five minutes of relevant conversation. Please choose your favorite statements and give me the time code ASAP so I can finish the project well before the deadline.
That was two weeks ago. Today, technically, at 1 AM, I got this email:
Client: Here are the time codes. Please get this finished tomorrow.
Me: (internally) I’d drop you if I wasn’t so broke.
I just finished that project on time, but I stayed up all night to do it. We had another shoot the following day, with a call time of 6:45 AM. We have another shoot tomorrow with a call time of 6:45AM. It’s 12:45AM and I still don’t know where I’m supposed to go. I’ve forgotten what it feels like to sleep.