Feels Like a Venti Day

Posted On December 2, 2008

Deadlines seem to be the ultimate motivator. After four days of taking it easy and not being able to do much producing because everyone else was taking it easy, I got more done yesterday, between finishing getting locations, deals on hotel rooms for actors, and a lot of little details needed for production, than I did all last week.

It was a long day but I enjoy being that busy. But looking back at everything I got done, I realized I could have done all of this a week ago.

But no, because for some reason humans must wait until the end to do what we must do. This seems to be a common occurrence in the Film School – no one got done what they wanted over Thanksgiving break.

Parkinson’s Lawwork expands to fill the time available.

Stress is like a drug. It brings a rush and we’re addicted to it. So I don’t completely mind waiting for the rush. I’m also just pretty calm about things, because I know in the end it will work out.

And it just doesn’t seem as fun to slowly get things in order far in advance. But it’s probably better.

This is it, the final day before production. Checking equipment out, having a production meeting, and raiding Costco. Leisurely call time of 6:30 am tomorrow, at a location an hour away. Bring on the Ventis!

Written by Joey Daoud

Joey Daoud is an award-winning documentary producer. When not filming he likes to climb mountains and brew coffee.

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2 Comments

  1. Anne Keckler | ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

    I never knew there was a name for that law! I wonder if there is a name for the one about how expenses expand to fill the income available?

    Good luck with the film!

  2. Jessica Stylus

    watch out though – Venti only has two shots, same as a Grande. If you want to get the most energy for your drink minus the lagginess of hot milk go double tall latte, or if you must, triple Venti

    or if you want to drink it in one gulp doppio vanilla Con Panna