Not literally sideways; I’d imagine a fair few people do that.
I’m talking sideways as an analogy for different from the norm. For example, I haven’t slept for over 24 hours; I’m working on a music video for Lovecraft, and as it’s all shot on greenscreen, I’ve estimated it’ll need about 150 man hours, not including rendering. However, I also have three other projects on, not including planning the new Howard Be Thy Name show; so I’d like to get it done in the next 5-10 days. This is where sleeping sideways comes in.
Let’s say the average (read: normal/boring) motherfucker sleeps 6-8 hours a day, spends an hour travelling to work, and then sits at a desk, gets into their routine, and will eventually maybe get 5-6 hours of *actual* work done in a 24 hour period. Even if you work every hour of a 9-5 shift, 150 hours of slaving at a thing will take approximately 18 days.
This is the way I do not do things.
After spending the last decade learning my limitations, I now know that (as long as I don’t run out of cigarettes) I can function without sleep for up to 30 hours without serious detriment to my judgement. After that mark, insanity starts to creep in, an suddenly putting giant robots fighting normal-sized penguins into every shot seems like a great idea. However, a 30-45 minute nap can solve the insanity, and then I’m able to rock on for another 10-20 hours. breaking for a couple of hours sleep after two straight days of work.
In short, 150 hours - 18 days of work a normal person would spend on a video, can be churned out in just 7 days. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why I fucking rock.
Speaking of rocking; new project came in, and it seems I’ll very probably be shooting a music video for Little Miss Strange sometime in the next few weeks. Probably a good thing I’ll have this Lovecraft video and the Suzanne Jones promo put to bed before the week is out…