Well, folks, we didn’t quite make it out of New York City just yet. We have a little further to go before we can be on our way to the next city and, of course, we’re keeping it a surprise until we get there.
For those just catching up, Chan, Les, and I have recently made our way to New York for the first time, and we’re getting a lot of interviews in. While a lot of them obviously want to talk about their practices, not their daily lives, we’re getting a great inside look at what it means to be an attorney in one of the biggest cities in the nation.
Surely, we also had a couple of mishaps, a little misfortunate, and, on occasion, a little fun.
Heading to Manhattan
Since we were already in the city, it wasn’t too hard to get to Manhattan. Or, at least, so we thought.
We decided to avoid traffic and take the subway—something none of us have done before. We figured it’d get us to our next interview with a Manhattan auto accident attorney more easily, since we wouldn’t have to fight traffic, gridlock, and road rage from other drivers.
What we didn’t think about was carrying our equipment with us.
That was an adventure in itself. Sure, we like to travel light, keeping our laptops, notebooks, and handhelds in our backpacks. Unfortunately, there’s no easy way to carry a tripod.
Funny enough, we didn’t get that many odd looks, despite being three guys saddled with a ton of equipment. I guess that’s just life in New York City, right?
A Little Bit of Trouble
Of course, that’s when things started going awry. Chan was behind the camera today, and usually, that goes pretty smoothly. I’d even say he’s got the steadiest hand of the three of us. Unfortunately, even a steady hand is no match for a slimy puddle of spilled food.
Needless to say, Chan went down hard. We immediately rushed over to make sure he was okay. Luckily, he was totally fine, just a few bruises and a really beat-up ego.
Not so luckily, the camera didn’t make it.
I guess that’s why so many people stress the importance of backups. While we didn’t lose all the footage, it was enough to slow us down. There were some really great shots, but unless we can recreate them, you’ll just have to take my word for it.
It’s disappointing, sure, but we’re not too mad. I mean, we’d worked hard, but we’re a long way from finished. The lost footage will set us back about a week, but I don’t think any of us are too angry about a whole other week in New York City. Now, let’s just hope we remember to keep putting it all on the spare hard drive.
We’re Starting Fresh Next Week
So, now, we’re making some new plans. We’ll try to wrap up here in the city as soon as possible, as many other interviews as we have in the pipeline. Still, I have high hopes. We’ve come a long way anyway, and we’re going to get this film finished!
If you’re interested in following our adventures across the country, keep an eye on this page. We try to update regularly between stops, so you can expect notes, stories, and mishaps from all three of us, from time to time, so stay tuned for more.