I have been active in Scary for two years both on other crews as well as producing and directing my own film Behind The Cow. I am looking for productions that will facilitate my goal to learn how the pros really do things and why. So I look for projects run professionally to set examples for me. I am also applying my new skills to my next film, Last Note, and I am already seeing better results and more levels of creativity.
In my time in the herd, one lesson keeps standing out for me: Pre-production is everything. The action on set may be sexy, but it’s the least creative part of the process. Post-production is also highly creative, but that is not what I am emphasizing here. However post-production is limited by both what pre-production and production accomplish so we cycle right back to the most important phase: pre-production.