our kitchentable this morning
8 15 accompany lou at school, her second day (!) and she loves it, missing the right subwaystation while talking, we have fun to take the way back.
8 45, back home picking up things for work, chatting with L.
9 15, schlepping about 20 bags into the studio, parking, several phonecalls
10, my coworker B arrives for project A, trying to sort out, making a schedule for the day
10 30 my dear intern N. arrives, has to be told what to do, meanwhile my friend C arrives for picking up some costumes for her project. We discuss if she can take some leftovers from my last project because she works with the same director, we decide for a go because they haven't been used!
11 my assistant J for project B arrives, we start shooting tomorrow, sorting out everything then answering questions from everybody, phonecalls, discussing costumes, fabrics, aging new shoes, washing, printing question marks, enjoying the "girl" activities inbetween hundreds of clothes, fabrics and receits.
12" director from project B calls after checking the rehearsal rushes, telling me which costumes and what color we can use for the blouse that will be made until tonight . I send J to buy the fabric and bring it to the seamstress.
12 30 the production from project A calls that the long planned fitting with the female lead on friday is cancelled. we have no other cast to dress and all the costumes should be sent to southafrica in the first week of october. I decide to fight for it. Another couple of phonecalls
13 me and B leave the studio to collect more costumes and return others we don't need anymore from project B, C and D.
14 director from project B calls that she and the cameraoperater just found out that the fabric they chose this morning might be to light, they want it much darker and the yellow of the t-shirts i dyed yesterday is not bright enough and that it might look better if it will be a vest instaed. I call J to tell her that she has to cross the city again to get the other fabric and bring it back to the seamstress, her, I have to tell that she has to wait again until the new fabric will arrive. prewashing impossible now. then i call N that she has to get new shirts and color and dye and print them again.
1430 lunchbreak with B. this time delicious food vegetables and fish. then driving from east to west and vice versa, shopping, collecting, meeting horrible people in shops and some very nice and friendly ones in one of my favorite shops where i am always warmly welcomed in whatever state i am in. the next shop tells me that i have to pay the full price because they decided inbetween that the rental fee we settled was'nt appropriate. then standing in front of 2 closed doors, one shop had a handwritten sign, closing earlier today where i had to return already delayed things...after several phonecalls to check with the small preshooting for project B we give up at 7 30 after being told that the fitting for project A is finally cancelled.
I meet shortly with N in the studio, pack the rest for tomorrow and am back home at 8. talking and hugging with lou and bring her to bed at 9.
and now i tell you a secret, I am applying for other jobs on a more regular base and it would make me very happy to quit this crazy routine, i guess it will take some time to find the right thing but i am very much looking forward to a big change.