So, what do you do?

Camera Mount

What do you say when people ask what you do at work?

I’ve been known to give answers like “Whatever it takes” or “I fix everything” because we do so many different things at Z2, it’s a hard question to answer.

For instance, last night I built a camera mount to attach to the ceiling. (It’s for a client.) This is probably the 4th camera mount I’ve built at Z2 in the last 9 months, and it doesn’t seem weird, it just seems like one more thing we do.

Olivia SlaterPhoto by Joe Haas

Here’s Olivia getting a lesson in “multiple hat theory” on a video shoot. I managed to pile about 4 titles on her, and while we were filming, gave her one more… “slater.”

I spent a few minutes telling her how to slate, and told her that she was lucky, because she’d be in every scene… until the editing started. :)

She did great, and I hope she had fun doing it.

Some people have a hard time getting thrown into tasks that are outside their comfort zone, but I think we’re pretty lucky to not have any of those people working here.

So if you’re ever in the Z2 office for an interview, and I ask if you can lift 50 pounds above your head, chance are it’s a real question, and not some weird trick to throw you off.

So, what do you do?

March 24, 2011 · Posted by in misc  

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2 Responses to “So, what do you do?”

  1. Olivia Johnson on March 24th, 2011 12:14 pm

    Definitely busted out laughing when I saw that photo. I remember during my interview you referred to yourself as the person who fixes everything. Needless to say, I was very confused. Makes perfect sense now though!

  2. Cory Z on March 24th, 2011 3:12 pm

    I get this question all the time too. Some times I answer with a simple but complex word like “stuff”. Other times I might list it out like: branding specialist, designer, photographer, DP, Red operator, musician, audio engineer, business owner, coffee maker (drip and french press) wood floor installer, dry wall installer, construction contractor, cleaning servicer, cook, dish washer, web designer and production, song writer and composer, and on and on.

    That was all this week and it’s only Thursday. Ok not the dry wall and floors. thats in June.

    Why do you ask? Well because I can easily say to people that my days never get boring and every day is new. And hell, look back at your day, week, month and life and see what you have done. It’s simply a good feeling.