It’s been almost 5 years since I worked in an office. But for the past couple of days, I’ve been editing video at a client’s Japan headquarters during regular business hours (and late into the night as well).
I’d forgotten the efficient bustle of paper and people through corridors and cubicles. Everyone is active and moving around.
The office is quite posh and lovely with modern furniture, red doors, grey carpets, tasteful signs, and free drinks in the fridges.
Compared to my quiet studio, it’s an assault on the senses. All day long there’s copiers swish/whip paper into trays; closed door meetings rumble and laugh; phones jangle non-stop. The air is super dry, the fluorescent lighting harsh. The scent of lunch is replaced by citrus-fresh cleaning products as the janitors wipe down the kitchenettes.
Having a change of scene is always good for me. I’m getting a kick out of the comparisons and I love the challenges of jumping into a new environment and figuring out the equipment, people, politics and the tasks at hand. I’ll be full of new ideas when I return to my own office next week.Posted by kuri at January 31, 2004 09:10 AM