THERE’S an interview to be filmed for the Communities Housing Trust just after lunchtime so I make sure all the cameras, mics and other stuff is fully charged and pack the gear I need before my first Zoom guitar student of the day.
I have a little more work to do on the Buzz website before lunch after which I pack the car and go to the video location to wait for the interviewee from Rural Stirling Housing Association (RSHA).
I give him ten minutes after the scheduled start time and call. no answer, so I leave a message on his voicemail. I hang about for the east part of an hour and try calling numerous times but no answer. Bluddy hell.
Of course I’m pretty annoyed and check the email confirmation I sent after we set up the shoot last week. His office can’t reach him and say there’s nothing in his diary! They’ll contact him and advise.
I wonder who’s gonna pick up the tab for my time on this one? It’s not the client’s fault. Or mine. I appreciate shit happens but there’s no excuse for not letting me know and wasting my time. Not to mention I’m on a tight schedule for this job and unlikely to get a decent day to film on site in the foreseeable.
With the afternoon down the drain I have a lot to catch up on. A prototype keyring design for our pal’s holiday lodge needs finished then another Zoom guitar session and this week’s livestream into my Wildcats’ Facebook group.
All the camera gear and stuff is packed for the video shoot that don;t happen and I may have another to do tomorrow, so the livestream is done using a basic webcam in front of the computer. It goes fine!