Just realised that the edit which prompted the previous post will be the last sport programme I do for a very long time. I’m halfway through a 12 month contract with Gaelic indie mneTV (who have a terrific logo, don’cha think?), but the remainder of the time will be devoted to a single programme. It’s an ob-doc, which typically take ages to film and edit, so that’s me accounted for until the end of March.
I’ve done some work on it already, but I was splitting my time between that and the weekly sport shows which have a conversely near-instant turnaround. But that’s it for sport until the next financial year.
I’ll miss it. Unless I’m editing it, I have no interest in sport. I tend to fall in love with whatever subject I’m editing, though, and cutting sport shows gave me an insight into that area of culture on which most of the species base their lives, particularly soccer. I even entertained the notion of become a card-carrying shinty fan, and saw a bit of my country travelling to games with Mo and Monty. But the motivation ebbed when I’d finished editing it, as I know it will with the other sports I chopped up for BBC Alba.
So, as Thribb would say, farewell then…