Adrian Cheung

Filmmaker Friday: Adrian Cheung

January 11, 2019

Starting the year off right, this week Adrian Cheung writes a reflect on 2018, including two jobs that were a little unique.

January is always a month to reflect upon all the things I have accomplished in the previous year. 2018 was a year of learning for me. I was lucky enough to become a full-time production coordinator at Heyd and Seek where I got to work on multiple projects as a Production Coordinator/ Production Manager. I even got a few opportunities to Line Produce some smaller projects! 2018 was a year with a lot of growth. I was fortunate to have two in-house Line Producers nurture me and take me under their wings. Although we have worked on a lot of jobs last year, there were two jobs that really stuck out to me.

The first was a job we did for the CAA MyPace program back in June. It was a two-day shoot in Toronto with car rigs, animal wranglers and rain machines. It was an eye-opening experience seeing how such a big production comes together. Though it may be intuitive the experience showed me that bigger productions also mean a bigger wrap process. During the wrap process the production manager showed me a slightly different way of wrapping the job. He was able to give me different insight of how to accomplish the wrap process, and I was able to learn something new to incorporate into my own style.

The second job was an Air Canada Holiday Activation video that Heyd and Saffer produced in early December. It was a job that required coordinating in 5 different cites- Toronto, Montreal, Washington DC, Vancouver and Tokyo. Being able to clearly communicate and coordinate with five local PMs simultaneously was a challenge that I have never faced before. I had to be constantly on top of all the information that was passed down by the Producer and made sure I relayed the information clearly. At first it seemed like the task was extremely overwhelming, but after taking a breath and actually organizing my thoughts every morning the tasks seemed a lot more achievable.

I am grateful for all the opportunities I had in 2018 and I want to thank everyone for being so patient with me. My goal in 2019 is to further enhance my skills within the Production department and continue to work on interesting content to share with everyone.

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