Thoughts on my first shoot.
My very deep thoughts on keeping the flowers alive and the bowl of lemons filled.
Elements of a successful story. Character. Mood. Compelling stuff.
What makes a good film?
Who wrote the rule that a linear plot is best? Or starting with the end, and working backwards? Someone, sometime, had to break the mould, innovate, and take viewers on a new journey.
Why it’s okay to run around handing out M&Ms to children working on a film set.
Working on a film set is tiring, so be sure to have someone 100% dedicated to catering, i.e. keeping the actors and crew happy and with no blood sugar plummeting. It’s easy to overlook when you’re busy, but having someone around to offer a cookie to the actor, the sound person, the cameraman, the guy in the hat, the child about to have a meltdown… and a hot cup of tea/coffee can go a long way and make or break the quality of your film.
I have listened to conventional wisdom and it doesn’t resonate. Be true to your creative vision. Sometimes, in life, there is a fork in the road, and you must choose the road less travelled if you’re to continue going forward towards newness, evolution, renewal. Humans are conservative creatures, and easily succumb to habits, but being stuck in one’s ways is a recipe for the creative equivalent of the Middle Ages – ultimately a poor plan for evolution and growth. In film, this is no less true.