I spend a lot of time in my TV studio. When I’m not working on-air I’m developing new techniques and tools. The studio lights get switched off and the fluorescent tubes installed when this was a garage come on.
Over time the fluorescents have become intermittent. A poke with a yardstick or golf club gets one back — but not last night.
The studio lights are bright. Too bright for desk work. Since they’re Alexa controlled I pulled out my phone and turned most of them off. Then I went back to my project.
Note to self: When you do something unusual try and remember you dd it.
When I went to record this afternoon my camera was dead. I quickly figured out what was wrong, but now its signal wasn’t getting to my control room switcher.
It took a while but I finally realized what I did and how I turned off a few outlets I forget could be turned off. Twenty minutes wasted.
When you work alone there are no experts. There is no ‘guy’ to call. You’re on your own to find the solution. I knew that going in but reality is sometimes more than expectation.