At 10.45am yesterday I had never heard of quasicrystals.
By 2pm I'd filmed and edited a video all about them.
Such is the life of a video journalist.
The video was about the awarding of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
It has become an annual tradition that we do "on-the-day videos" about the physics and chemistry Nobel Prizes for periodicvideos and Sixty Symbols.
However the chemistry video turned into bit of a technical nightmare... Mainly due to a combination of fatigue and my eagerness to finish it quickly.
(I had to attend and film an inaugural lecture in the evening, which added to the pressure)
I ended up uploading the film three times before getting it just right (one of the times due to a stupid typo which had the prize awarded in 2001 rather than 2011).
Not my finest hour.
But well done to my professors-on-demand - Martyn Poliakoff and Phil Moriarty - who explained the prize well and immediately!