Beginnings are always exciting.
Nerve-wracking? Occasionally. Hard work? Often. But never not exciting.
As I watch Megan take the inaugural shot of our first project I realise I’m having a hard time keeping still. It might have something to do with the large bottle of water I’ve been chugging nervously, but I’m pretty sure it’s just adrenaline.
It feels somewhat similar to the tingle you experience as the roller coaster you’re riding clicks its way up the chain towards the first drop. Or perhaps a bit like the sensation of the aeroplane you’re in accelerating down the runway, for a brief moment neither quite on the ground nor in the air. Of course, in both these examples that feeling comes from the infinitesimal yet inescapable worry that something is about to go horribly wrong, but isn’t that ultimately part of the fun?
I’m not worried anything will go wrong. Not really.
Between the two of us, Megan and I have clocked up a little over a decade working in and around the media industry. We’ve put in long hours on film sets with big crews, worked solo on our own projects, taught, learned, lived and breathed our craft. It feels like this new venture has gone from inception to launch in mere days. In reality, it’s been a long time coming.
I’m incredibly excited to be launching ShotDog Digital. This may well turn out to be a rollercoaster ride, but I know we've got what it takes to stay on track.