Time Management

Hi everyone!

Today I want to discuss time management. I typically work well under pressure and on a deadline, however, I do not know how to manage my personal time. I am often letting my work overflow into my personal time to complete any project I am working on at the time. One example is when I was shooting a music video fell on the day I had plans with my friends for Galentines day. I went to the shoot and filmed all day and I was so excited to start editing. Naturally, I debated what I wanted to do but ultimately decided to hang out with my friends. Later that night when I got home I started editing on the video and stayed up till 2AM editing.

This is how my time is broken down. I have a full-time job where I work as a highlight editor. Lately, I have taken on clients and their music videos. Lastly, I have been working to grow this blog and YUPP’s Instagram.

I do have a full-time job and I work 40 hours a week, however, I work 4 days a week for 10 hours a day, which gives me an extra day off weekly. On that extra day, I dedicate my time towards YUPP, whether it’s the blog or a cool new video. When I work on a music video, I am typically editing around the clock. Depending on what time I head into work, I might edit before or after. On my days off, I typically will dedicate 8 to 10 hours to the music video until the video is completed.

Lately, I have been incredibly motivated to write more about myself and the process that goes into being a filmmaker. With that motivation comes energy to edit and create more videos whether they are for Instagram or YouTube.

This week was the first Tuesday I took an off day from working on YUPP, for a day to myself. I don't have a music video scheduled until next month, so I decided to spend the day outside since it was really nice. The consequence to that would be that I did not get a chance to a blog post on Tuesday because I was unprepared, but I am okay with that. It doesn't matter how much time you have, it will always feel like you do not have enough hours in the day or days of the week or weeks in the year to finish whatever you are working on.

I hope you are enjoying reading my thoughts and comments through this blog. If you are listening to the podcast hope you are enjoying that as well. I look forward to creating more content for you to read, watch, and listen. If you have anything, in particular, you are wondering about please don’t hesitate to email me your questions at Yupproductionsinfo@gmail.com. Till next time friends!

Cice

Life Lately! - May 2019

Hi Friends!


How’s it hanging this fine Tuesday?

Can you believe it’s May already? When the year first started, I had a vision for YUPP, it consisted of watching a lot of TV and movies and writing about my thoughts. I quickly realized that was unrealistic because there is not enough time in the day, week, or month to do so. As I mentioned in the first post of my newly rebranded blog and website (which by the way if you haven’t already checked out please do)! I am going to start blogging more about life and what is going in everyday life.

So today I want to chat about life lately! I feel like I am finally settling into my job, personal, and YUPP life.

Starting with work, I think I have finally gotten into a groove with work! I work as a highlight editor right now and now that I have found my groove I want to start finding ways to grow. Lately, I have been doing some research on certifications. I would like to pursue becoming certified in Avid and Adobe Premiere and After Effects. Not only do I want to be an expert on these softwares for myself but for my employer and future clients. My goal in the next upcoming months is to figure out what classes I need to take to get closer to those certifications.

If any of my friends at work at reading this, y' all are the best and I appreciate you!

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As for YUPP, after finally finishing up the rebranding I feel a lot more motivated to continue to write more on the blog about my personal life. I am excited to pick up projects I have put on the backburner for some time now. I have started to seek out paid gigs and music videos to continue to pursue my creative passions. It might seem like I have YUPP under control but I am incredibly motivated and inspired daily that I am constantly pitching myself ideas on projects to take on. For the rest of this month, I am going to focus on consistency with the blog and little projects to continue to learn new and better techniques. I love learning and I love that YUPP gives me the opportunity to constantly learn about myself and better myself at my own pace.  

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As for my personal life, well, let’s just say it’s alright! I typically have Tuesdays and Fridays off from work and those days when everyone else is working I try to do work for YUPP but I often spend one of those days being lazy and watching tv all day. For example this morning I watched the Ted Bundy Netflix Original film, Extremely Wicked Shockingly Evil and Vile, it was great and highly recommend. Another hobby I have taken on is breadmaking. Thanks to Jenna Fisher (Pam from The Office) and the bread baking book by Bonnie O'Hara I am hooked on making homemade bread. I feel like I am being responsible by knowing exactly what I am putting into my body.

Mother’s Day 2017

Mother’s Day 2017

Some things I want to work on for the next month would be more fitness related. I used to love running and I want to get back into the groove of running outdoors and racing with my crew (you know who you are!). I also love cooking and have started with making breakfast in the morning, feel free to tune in Tuesday mornings on my Instagram stories to see what insane mess I am creating. This morning I got too caught up with all the veggies so I did not get a chance to share but next week for sure!

That’s all I have for you this week! Feel free to comment below or send me an email with anything specific you would like to know about me, filmmaking, or this weird lifestyle I am living. I would be more than happy to share! Don’t forget to follow YUPP on Instagram @yupproductions or me on twitter @cicecuellar!

Cice