Friday, November 03, 2006

Space may be the final frontier but it's made in a Hollywood basement

Up at 6 this moring. On set by 8. A looooooooooooong day of shooting. Finished at 7:45 this evening.

Then tonight we were asked by a couple of our creative directors (who knew this was the first major shoot we'd ever done) what we found most surprising about the whole process and my answer was "it doesn't have to be perfect right now, today."

I spent years organizing events for Kraft/Nabisco where we got one day to get it right. If we failed, we failed miserably and might have lost the business. It had to be right that day. There was no cutting, no edit. It had to be right that day, no excuses. For a kid of 26 or 27, that was motivation to leave no contingency un-contingened. Fortunately, I was good at it and in many cases was repsonsible for far more people than we had today. So while we're shooting film this time, we're sill just pitching a concept to a company to execute it. I'm still in charge. It stil has to be perfect. That's no different. But we've got the next few weeks to edit and cut it just how we like it.

I suppose that's my past experience coming into play. I always knew it would.

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