I have a day job. I'm sure you have a day job, too. I spend 40 hours a week at my day job. I'm sure you spend somewhere near that amount as well. If not more… I hope that your day job bumps into your real passion in some harmonious, lovely Venn Diagram. If not, then you're like me: a job that differs (on the surface level) considerably from my real passion of theatre directing and playwriting.
I teach people how to use technology, specifically computers, tablets, and phones, most of which begin with "i." I teach many of the apps that run on those devices. Many of those apps begin with "i" as well. One app I teach is Final Cut Pro. I've done hours and hours of training to be able to teach others how to use the app. I practiced through making music videos, fake ads, and editing together any little thing I could get my hands on. I needed practice for my job!
But something has happened. In honing this skill and by jumping on each opportunity to edit something to practice for my day job, I've found myself editing several different projects for my friends in the arts. Instead of using the projects to help my skills, I'm using my skills to help projects by friends and colleagues. So far, I've edited:
I'm helping friends get the word out about their projects. What do you do in your day job that you can use for good? What does your day job/passion Venn Diagram look like?
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coópera: Project Opera of Manhattan
WRNG in Studio City
The Grind Productions (creators of On the Rocks)