Yesterday started off with a 10am meeting at my office about the Mother’s Day Game. PJ, Ken and I all feel a ton of positive momentum with this project and we are excited for our pitch at Multiplatforum next week. I have to get started on a production budget, as well as come up with a list of potential organizations we can approach to help us bring the project to life. I intent to spend some time today working on my pitch.
After the meeting I left to teach my class at O’Neill. It began with a bit of a stand-off to establish Alpha Male status and ended with myself, Dean (their regular teacher), and some of the students showing our photographs from the photography assignment. It is clear to me that some of these kids have great potential. I was genuinely impressed and pleased with their work.
Teaching that class takes a lot of energy out of me. I’m constantly switched on, looking for different ways to share insights and connect with the students in meaningful ways. Some of the kids are really into it and their enthusiasm fuels me. I’m going to invite one of them to work along side the rest of the Dacian team once we start work on the Art Crimes teaser in February. There’s at least two or three students in that class who would be an asset to any creative team… and the best part is they come cheap! The budget doth like them.
The work day ended with yet another meeting, this time at Atlantis to discuss the Moccasin Enterprises series with Lioz and Rachel. I think our collective IQs jump a few points whenever we get together. Research on the series isn’t moving as fast as I’d like, but I’m hopeful something will happen next week to break the log jam. I’m playing phone tag with a CEO and my instincts tell me to be patient with this guy because what he has to say, will significantly impact the direction of the series.
Afterwards I walked to Shoppers, picked up a frozen pizza and headed home. I spent the rest of the night on the couch, happy to be left alone, with no other human beings to talk to. It was a pretty good day.