Toronto hit a muggy 31 degrees yesterday while Regina saw rain and a bit of snow. If I weren’t so damned uncomfortably hot, I would have felt smug. To this end, I went out an bought an air conditioner from Canadian Tire. Fit it in the window and slept in a cool-sweat free bliss.
While the heat motivated the purchase, I felt it was more of a celebratory present to myself. I was hired by School of Photography to be one of their instructors. I can teach their curriculum, or design my own. Hours are flexible and I can freely and openly pursue my writing career without conflict. Diddo for any other gigs I pick up.
Today has RedShirts on the plate. I plan to finish the first draft by the end of the day. I have 7 – 10 pages to go, so the goal is doable. I’m a little worried about two five page scenes that take up most of Act I. Not sure if I can get away with that, but I left them intact because there is some action sequences, and the characters have a lot of physical space to move in. The director can keep things unstagnant with some savvy blocking, which will allow the camera to move as well.
Tonight I trade my photographic eye for a free pass onto a boat cruise party. One of the performers is Sasha De La Soul and she wants me to get some footage of her banging her drum. It’s super casual so I can partake of the festivities whilst shooting the odd bit of footage for her. She actually insisted that I have fun tonight.
Work work work.