Random notes from up in the air on the way to Chicago.
We've got a lot of things in the works - most of them are sort of cool. Spent all of last week in front of Google Flight Search and iCal.
Ryan's little wedding video thing is going well. He's been double and triple booking some Saturdays and forcing Matt and I to dress up and shoot a few of them ourselves. I filmed one on last Saturday along with Petra and Daly down in San Diego. Sure, we missed most of Lakers/Thunder Game 4 but on the bright side, the chocolate cake they served was amazing.
For all these commercial gigs that pop up last minute and also these weekends where Ryan books multiple weddings that all take place in different random middles of nowhere, it's so key that we a ton of friends who we work with a lot and that we can all shoot in a very similar style. If there's a chance to work on something legit, we never really say 'no'. We change our flights, we stay up all night, or all week, we recruit extra guys and split into teams - whatever it takes really. That philosophy has gone a long way for us. If we didn't do that type of thing, I really don't know where we'd be at this point.
It helps that everyone is on the same page and willing to put in the extra blood, sweat and tears.
"Once every few years a great new agency is born. It is ambitious, hard working, full of dynamite." - David Ogilvy, Confessions of an Advertising Man (1963)
Anyway, other randomness... we hit 84 Likes on Facebook the other day. Hopefully it stays that way for awhile (if things continue as usual, we're not in any danger of it changing anytime soon).
Our boy Amir Sadollah had a nice fight last week. A bit nerve wrecking but definitely fun watching him on TV and rooting for him.
Also jeffstaple announced his new Beats collabo last week - these are nice.
And of course, the NBA Burrito Leaderboard has been updated since the Second Round of the Playoffs is now complete. In related news, when I booked my trip to Chicago a month ago, I timed it to come out here and go to what should have been the Bulls/Heat Eastern Conference Finals. Yeah, ask me how that's going right about now :) More from the Windy City soon.