Reflection on “Now say…Merry Christmas!”

Hey everyone!

So I finally shared with you all my first project, as a graduate. I can honestly say, I feel very happy with what I’ve achieved. It was a lot of hard work, but it didn’t feel that way at all. Yes, I admit I spent of lot of time on this project, and it was tiring, but I never felt negative towards the work.

I was worried time to time, if this was the right thing for me to do. I was spending a lot of money…in total, I’ve spent approximately Β£800. Yeah… a LOT of money was spent, but the encompasses so many expenses: Costumes, Photographer, Venue hire, Travel, MUA expenses, food, and all of is before I get onto producing the christmas cards. So yes, it was a lot of money; was it worth it?

tree and gift

Definitely. I wanted to make work because I want my company to become something. I’m not going always to be able to do everything I want, but I’m willing to build myself up so I have the choice, to be able to anything I want to do. From this project, I feel confident going forward with my own work. Opportunities have opened for me. I’m actually being approached, to do work – which is very exiting and promising.

To keep this short, by doing this project, I feel more confident in the choices I’m making. I feel confident to now produce more work and keep investing in my business. I’m very excited for what 2018 has in store. I know I have a fair few ideas, so keep watch of this space as well as my youtube and Instagram.

baker and dinner

Ciao!

_IMAGINASIA_

Credit:
Costume/Director/Producer – Neelam Asia _IMAGINASIA_
Photographer – Jordan Odell, CoMeraki
MUA Team – Kianty Ross and Usha MistryΒ 


Models
Christmas Tree – Amy Luders
PRESENT TIME – Mhari Glober

Baked Goods – Frankie Allard
Dinner’s Ready! – Lauren Moore

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Diary of a Freelancer – 1 out of 4… Entry 3.

Hello everyone!!

My head is pounding currently, but I do have my cup of Gingerbread Tea in my Pinocchio tea cup, so all is well!

Firstly, how are you? Are you all okay? I find that I jump straight into my post without even thinking to write and see how my readers (if any!) are doing. Do let me know what you’ve been up to and all that jazz – Oooh! Question of the day; What’s been the weirdest thing to happen to you last week? Mine would be where a grandmother figure nearly attacked another lady with her Zimmer frame. I know. I am not making this stuff up!

I have some exciting news for you… 1 out of 4 costumes COMPLETE! In said deadline time πŸ™Š!! I know, I’m genuinely proud of myself. Who would have thought I could stick to a time frame πŸ˜€ ANND no late nights. I’m really shocked.

Not only have I completed one costume…my fitness level has improved so suddenly! I’m able to run 3 miles/40 minutes in publicΒ withoutΒ stopping. I kid you not, this may not be a big deal to others, but 40 MINUTES WITHOUT STOPPING AT ALL! I’m really happy with myself.

I have to admit, now that I’ve completed one costume, I was very lost today as to which costume to start next. What was stopping me from just making a decision, was the fact that I have taken the measurements and fitted some of the costume onto one model, and I have another costume in which I have all of the measurements, but I need fit the costume on before I can push on with any work… so with that being said, the wisest move would be to work on the costume that I know I can work on. Why it has taken me all day to figure that one out, I couldn’t tell you… πŸ™ˆ

In other news, I have been searching for a venue that will allow me to do a photoshoot in, without costing a fortune. I think I have found the space, and for A REALLY REALLY good price too. I’ve just got to get a few more quotes, as ideally, I’d like a complete space where the team is completely alone, rather than hiring out a room in a building, where not only is le general public in, but that I may potentially end up disturbing a few people, which I really hate doing. Alas, the search is still on the go, but I’m hoping to get a venue booked by the end of this week.

A lot goes into project…I’ve realised. As mentioned before, I have become Project manager – and actually, it makes me realise that I do want to be a creative producer. I don’t like to use the term “Control freak” but I feel that I have a vision in mind, and an overall picture. I’m all up for getting a team of people together and pulling the best out in everyone, using their strengths and knowledge to help better the overall aesthetic. Actually, I’ve decided that I will do a separate post specifically for this paragraph.

For now, I’ll round off this post with, I’m feeling very good currently, and though there’s a LOT more work to be done, I’m happy to push through with it all. It’s tiring, and headachey, but all for a good cause…I feel!

Right, I must get back to planning, but until next time, CIAO CIAO!<3

_IMAGINASIA_