Make no mistake, I am by no means a professional filmmaker. However, as an aspiring screenwriter and a person with a minor disability, I’ve had to learn the art of letting go of doubt and moving on to the next phase if I want to truly embrace my craft.
Over the weekend, this involved going to a library and working as a crew member on the production I worked on the week before. In between takes, during which I
barely managed to hold a boom mic without dropping it on an unsuspecting actor and took another turn at handling the clapper (this time, with a tighter grip and more authority), I managed to take a few pictures.
Being on a movie set means getting fed. Here you can see the awesome spread. Since I’d had a late breakfast, I didn’t have to eat.
Who am I kidding? Of course I ate. 🙂
Here are some things I’ve learned while working on this film project:
- I’m capable of more than I imagined;
- I can handle a clapper now;
- Being organized on a film set is essential;
- Good writing is important, but good acting brings it to life;
- It’s amazing what you can do in 15 minutes when you absolutely, positively have to get it done before someone kicks you out! 🙂
It’s a wrap! 🙂
PS: As part of my screenwriting process, I now read screenplays all the time.
This is a great practice for writers of all sorts. I explain why in this video.