I think the hardest thing about this job is that a lot of times, there are just things that you can't control during production--an actor might get sick, some equipment might break during the set, a prop is forgotten--all while you have a deadline to meet. It's not a job like being a scientist where everything can be calculated for you and you can prepare to the fullest extent. In these filming crews, there is only so much that you can prepare for and the rest you have to leave to God and pray for the best. I honestly have no idea how these people do this as their profession, but I definitely have a new respect for them and I definitely understand how Dr. A said that a lot of the people involved sprout grey hairs early on!
Friday, November 13, 2009
Out of control
I love how going over production in this class has perfectly aligned with my Tele3210 film project! Seeing behind the scenes footage of the telenovela shootings has actually helped me while filming for my own short, since I'm just a beginner. My group has just started filming recently, and oh my goodness, it is EXHAUSTING. You would never think that so much work actually goes into making a film/show/whatever until you actually experience it, and I can only imagine how stressed the entire production team gets! I've only had a small taste of what production is supposed to be--our class is only making a 3 minute short, and my stress levels are already off the scales.