One of the challenges of working as an associate culinary producer is learning how to go with the flow and be spontaneous. Since I began college four years ago I started realizing how anal and organized I am about everything. How things must be thought out a dozen times before executed. I will sit for hours at my computer writing or researching, or creating schedules and gathering materials for something before I take completed action. But, I am noticing that this way of thinking needs to loosen up a bit. I need to learn to “go with it” more often than not. A great example of this includes my bosses spontaneously sending me to the Caribbean on a business trip, only finding out a few days before I leave…
As part of the PowerHouse Productions team, we wrapped the third series for CLEO TV network just a week ago in California. Two weeks fly like no one’s business and it really doesn’t feel like anything happened when it’s over. Whirlwind??? With a few days to catch up on much-needed sleep, I am then asked by my bosses (Executive Producers) to meet them this week in Puerto Rico and St. Thomas! WHAT!? Exactly right….
Just a few days before my bosses leave for their separate journey to these destinations I am given the agenda of what needs to be accomplished before their arrival. This means, for the first couple shows ( for a new series) I have been asked to scout locations in Puerto Rico and St. Thomas. I will be traveling with the photographer who couldn't possibly be a better travel buddy! We will be eating, meeting, shooting content, Instagramming, and pretending to be tourists- but not really. Why we do this!? Because it is important that the talent has initial connections and finalized attractions set up before they arrive to shoot content for their show.
I AM SO EXCITED!!!
My next post should be from Puerto Rico. If not, it’s because I am too busy soaking in the culture and inhaling local food for the short period I am there. But please! watch out for my insta stories!