To kick off the RocketOwl/inMotion Co-Blogging Extravaganza, we’ve chosen a particularly revealing challenge: we will each take a photo at 11 a.m. and post it here, to give our friends and followers an idea of a typical week in the zany world of creative content – if such a thing as “typical” even exists for us. You be the judge!
Monday, September 10, 2012
11 a.m. at inMotion (above):
Go to any eating or coffee-serving establishment within a 2-kilometer radius of inMotion’s video production studio and you’ll find servers, chefs, and baristas who know us all by name. Or at least by drink: “Oh, you mean Ten Skinny Lattes and One Tall Espresso? Yeah, you’re talking about the folks at from that filmmaking place down the street.”
The thing is, our posted office hours are 9 to 5, but as any client of inMotion knows, you can find Production Manager Amanda Barakat (pictured above) at the office at 7am, and there’s usually a producer or two and some manically obsessive film editors still at the grindstone long after dark. So we rely on the local establishments to keep us fueled up and ready to rock – especially on a Monday morning. It’s the nature of our work, and it’s what keeps the Starbucks at Carling and Woodroffe in the green.
- Megan Findlay for inMotion
11 a.m. at RocketOwl:
In the world of videogame startups, there is never any time to be wasted. Our minds are constantly bursting with new ideas that flow straight to our fingertips, coming to life on our computer screens, sketchbooks and notepads. If we’re lucky, some of these ideas might make it into our game. The atmosphere in the office is in a constant state of flux. On one hand, it is so quiet that you can practically feel the energy coming out of the many minds in the room coding, sketching, designing and writing. On the other hand, meetings and conversations can become very loud and heated, with everyone excitedly talking at the same time.
This morning’s picture captures the lively discussion that often takes place between employees, a time where some of the best ideas come to life and start to take shape.
- Emily Armstrong for RocketOwl