Can't sleep because of the stress from this and figured you guys should know.
I'm posting on my phone so sorry for spelling errors.
For my year 12 (final year) Media SAT (Melbourne, Australia) we are required to create a short film, for this our school lended me and two friends a tripod and camera between the three of us.
We thought it would be a good idea to act in each other's films, but since the audio did not work on the school camera, I was forced to use my own Sony video cam.
Anyways, yesterday went smoothly, my friend filmed his low-budget masterpiece and all seemed well.
Then came today, my turn to film, pack my laptop to transfer files and my camera with spare batteries followed by a bus ride into the city. Great, finish filming, grab lunch and head home.
This is where shit hits the fan.
Now usually, I check all my bags before leaving public spaces, but his time I decide, hey, let's fumble finding my bus card,grab my tripod,
forget to tap off and forget my backpack with my camera and laptop completely.
I have rung the bus service and they can't locate the bus without the bus' ID code and I have to wait until morning to go to the bus depot and hope the driver kept an eye on the bag
and handed it in after the last stop.
The laptop with my entire school career's notes, holiday homework and assignments will be gone if I can't find it tomorrow when the depot opens.
I managed to sneak home without my parents asking, if I can't find it tomorrow then it's only a matter of time before they find out. Not to mention I have to film my friend's movie tomorrow.
Pray for me.
TL;DR: Left my backpack on a bus, lost a laptop and camera. Now my entire school career may be in shambles, 1k of equipment lost, no backups and warranty has run out on my school laptop.
Update: Went to the depot and got it back, everything still there. Apparently some guy nearly walked off with it but the driver saved my ass.
Parents never found out, i'm the luckiest fucker alive.
Update 2: Thanks to all you guys for the support, made this whole ordeal a whole lot easier.
Update 3: Seems to be a lot of confusion about how much this was worth. The SAT is worth about 30-45% of our marks for the year though im not sure.
50% is the exam and the rest is the planning leading up to this assignment which i'm not sure would be valid if I did not submit a finished product.
Final update: The reason I don't have a backup is that my notes are on an old onenote and I have had issues in the past accessing it after a windows 10 update.
Definitely gonna backup my stuff now.