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We’re All Waiting

October 18, 2010

My buddy Tom Cross, pictured on the left in this photo, is an excellent producer, and served as my partner in a recent project for South Park Media Company. Executive producer Lawrence Behrs captioned the snapshot “Too cool for school,” but I think a better line might be something like, “Dude, make up your mind.” To my way of thinking, those words encapsulate the experience of being a film director, which among other things, can translate to more than a few lonely moments. Filmmaking is perhaps the most collaborative of all endeavors, and that’s a big reason why I enjoy it so. Yet in the end someone has to make the decision. And with almost every eye on the set upon you, there are times when you just have no freaking idea.

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  1. The Mitz permalink
    October 23, 2010 2:14 am

    As you say, it’s a collaborative endeavor. It’s really great when you can accept ideas from the peanut gallery–and it’s difficult to sort out the Client’s 2 cents from the executive producer’s, but in the end, all that anyone will ever remember is, did it work? Did it capture the essence of the emotion? Did it capture the moment?

    You have more than a few ideas of what looks right and what doesn’t. Don’t sell yourself short. Sometimes, you just need to hear your options out loud, is all.

    I believe in you. And, I’m not the only one. So do your clients.

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