This evening we'll be heading down to catch a ferry to Spain.
Exotic holiday time? Um, no.
Eloping? Um, also no.
Work? Yes. My name's Daniel, and I'm a workaholic. I know.
So, there's a conference in Spain, which our team here is covering the audio/visual side of. So we'll take the Outside Broadcast bus down by ferry, stuffed to the gunwhales (if busses have gunwhales, but anyway. Stuffed...) with equipment, and also a blue van equally stuffed full of equipment. Due to ferry time-tables, we arrive a bit earlier than we need to, so Becky and I can visit her mum for a day or so en route - which is pretty cool! Then we'll arrive at the hotel, and set up. The reason for the whole bus is that they also want everything videod and recorded, so we'll be doing a 3 camera shoot, and producing DVDs of it.
Becky will be running a camera, while I'll be in the bus operating the Camera Control Units, routing, recording, graphics and so on. I'm quite new at this - and while I got to do some last time I was with the team 2 years ago, I'm also quite glad that it's the usual chief engineer directing, so I can learn from him.
Anyway. Time to go and pack...