I am enjoying the postings of John Trosko of OrganizingLA. I particularly LOVE this post about how long it *really* takes to create organising TV programmes. Having worked as a presenter on Australian TV, I know first hand the long hours involved to create even just a few minutes of television. John’s post talks about Monica Ricci contributing between 85-100 hours per make-over/episode of Clean House – that’s all the meetings, sourcing products, client liasion, hands on work, on camera presenting etc. I can relate to that- it’s an accurate figure. Organising takes time! Working as a presenter, a 12 hour day (with minimal breaks) is standard. A long-ish day is 14 or 16 hours… but almost twenty years ago, when I worked as a production assistant on TV commericals, I once worked 22 hours straight on a big budget shoot. Never again!