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Sleep On It
There is an app on my phone that I use to shoot all of my videos. The camera on a newer phone is really good. This app provides an additional level of control that puts a phone on par with any other professional video setup. I cleared the day to shoot a batch of one-minute cover songs. While I was prepping the set (my living room), I noticed there was an update available for my beloved video app. When the update was completed, the app crashed. It would not open. All I could get was a spinning wheel of doom. I began frantically searching message boards and Facebook groups to see if anyone else was having the same problem. I could not find a fix. I tried the old standard - turn it off and back on. Nothing worked. The clock ticked onward and I spent the allotted block of time trying to solve a technological disaster. This app is incredibly integral to my entire workflow. This was a major setback. I shared my misery with my family. Mrs. Brother Jack suggested that I delete the app and reinstall it. Unfortunately, there was some raw footage in the app that hadn’t been backed up yet. I should have known better but hindsight wouldn’t save those performances. I hate being held at the mercy of technology. There was no clear direction to solve this problem. I had no idea what to do next or how I would continue doing the work that I do. When I woke up the next morning, it was all back to normal. I wish I could claim credit for fixing the situation. I guess the app and I both needed a good night’s sleep. Back to work.