When our Education Correspondent Peter Bearne initially told me he was going to be filming a week's worth of features on a headteacher, I thought we would struggle to get enough interesting material.
How wrong I was!
The days I spent filming with Sarah Moore were fast-paced and jam-packed with variety including teaching, meetings, looking at pupils' assessments, dealing with phone calls and being taxi-driver for a trip to hospital with a pupil.
l'd love to know how many miles we walked a day through those school corridors! From the moment I arrived at Oak Tree Primary, the camera lived on my shoulder! It was pretty much non-stop filming all over the school -
Sarah was always in great demand, be it from a member of staff or a pupil. The days and time in general just flew past so quickly.
From my perspective, these fly-on-the-wall features presented a different way of working. Camera operators in news are very much used to filming everything as it happens on the one camera.
Self-directing means while we are filming one thing, we are already working out in our heads what we want to film next in order to give a variety of camera shots for editing.
On this story, we had a mini camera set up for shots in the office, hall or school kitchen that could be operated remotely from our phones.
Wearing a second camera, Sarah was able to operate this herself providing pictures from her point of view.
All of these shots from different angles and perspectives helped to compliment those filmed by myself and fellow cameraman Ewhen Kurlak.
It also meant I worked differently as I was able to focus more on getting specific shots - good job really as the amount of filming required was still full-on. I thought my job involved a lot of multi-tasking but the role of a headteacher is at another level altogether.
To Sarah and all headteachers out there doing an amazing job - I salute you!