McGavin Ranch

The typical workday at the Airstream

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This week we’re working with yet another client site.  2 sites completed, 5 more to go.  And it looks like there are a few others waiting in the wings.  While I wait for the latest YouTube video to post (which is taking forever), I thought I’d tell you about the typical workday at the Airstream.  Just to give you a sense of what goes on around here.

  • Sun beaming through the front skylight of the Airstream woke me at 5:40 a.m.  I tried to fall back to sleep, but my mind was already on the job to be done today.
  • 5:55 a.m. I pushed the power button on the Macbook Pro, and went outside for a few minutes.  The air was cool for the early morning which was nice.
  • By 6:05 I had myself parked at the desk, booted up Lightroom, and began offloading still images and video for McGavin’s Ranch.
  • 6:40 all of the offloading of camera cards and GoPros was finished.  It was time to sort, flag, and junk stuff that was garbage.
  • 7:00 a.m. I was logged into the client site thinking about page structure, and at the same time I was still sorting, flagging, and scrapping images and video.  This went on for a bit.
  • At 7:45 I needed to step out and do a few laps around the upper loop of the park.  Brain break, a quick walk, and a visit with neighbors.
  • By 8:15 a.m. I started exporting stills and video for 2 different videos for the client.  It takes a while to assemble a video, even if it’s short.
  • For the next few hours I selected videos and stills, worked in Final Cut Pro X, and did a little filler content on a few web pages.
  • By 11:00 a.m. the first short video tour was complete.  The second one is still in process
  • 11:30?  Time for Breakfast / Lunch.  Made a “Lavish Bread” pizza.  Good stuff.
  • Before noon I was back to work again.  Second video transcoding, exporting, compressing, and sending along to YouTube.
  • Now, here at 12:43 p.m. I’m waiting for the upload to complete.

The workday is far from over.  I’ll be working on creating some real estate listings for this week’s client.  They have several homes for sale at their 55+ Resort community.  So we’ll be getting pages structured for the listings, and go from there.

Normally when we get into a project you can find me at the computer between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.  It takes Jodi telling me to stop to get me to stop (sometimes….often I keep going).  Also I regularly forget to eat, which is why I made something early today.

Well, that’s enough chit chat.  My upload is complete and it’s on to the next phase.  Now you have an idea of what goes on when I’m working “from the road,” well, from the Airstream!

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