Archive | November, 2009

Letters from My Readers

  Dear Michelle, Are you about done finished kaput fini end-zone with the boring story of your ridiculous video shoot in Tokyo?  Geez, one would think you had milked that story about as much as it could be milked.  Geez, one would think you never went on another video shoot in your life.  Tell us […]

Where Did You Get That Toy? Part Eight

Today’s column is the last in a series (thank the muses for that small relief from teeth-gnashing frustration) about the adventures of a certain Michelle, hired to shoot a training video in the Tokyo offices of a certain client whose point person shall be known here as Crazy Boss Man, or CBM for short.   […]

Where Did You Get That Toy? Part Seven

Entertaining Ourselves after Hours in Tokyo To refresh the memories those of you who haven’t followed our heroine’s story thus far, she was hired to produce a training video.  She and a small crew flew to the client’s Tokyo office for the shoot.  The client Griff has proven to be a Laff Factory—an inept traveler […]

Where Did You Get That Toy? Part Six

More tales from the Bizarre.  In today’s scenario, I’m in Japan with a client, shooting a training video in their Tokyo office. Exploring Tokyo Long shoot day, but we’re done at 6:00 PM.  We have the whole night off and don’t have to be back on set till 11:00 AM.  Great opportunity to get out, […]

Where Did You Get That Toy? Part Five

Client hired me to produce an internal training video and they wanted to shoot it in their Japan office. Griff, my main contact at the client, is a bit of a…shall we say…naïf…about traveling outside of the good ol’ USA.  Let’s be frank: he really doesn’t like to leave California.  Okay, to be totally honest, […]

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