As you would imagine, filming a feature film in 72 hours is probably one of the most stressful things to do behind moving house and paying taxes. However when you are filming a film, organization is key! Without it, you might as well of stayed in bed.
Take yesterday for example, all we have to do was hire a van. How simple is that! Hire a van, pack the equipment, drive to the studio and drop it off. Simples!
However because of additional company restrictions, our original driver couldn’t drive the van. 3 hours of Hell broke loose on earth. Thankfully, someone was able to get a van and drive it to Birmingham; but now the problem was, that we were 3 hours behind schedule. To make matters worse, there were people waiting for us at the studio to help us unload and set up the editing suite.
In any type of shoot, whether it’s a music, commercial or a film shoot. Problems are going to arise, it’s just one of the thorns to the film making rose; but the best thing to do in a situation like this is to keep calm and think of different solutions.
I know, people would just think of the one solution that would quickly solve the problem but you need to think of everyone and how it’s going to affect them. So if someone decides to get the van for another day, that means people in Birmingham will have to come back to the studio. And when time is critical, you don’t want to be wasting anymore then is needed.
Something my dad always says is ‘Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail’ and when it comes to Pre, Production and post. Planning is crucial for a less stressed environment and back ups plans are essential!!
For the next 70 hours, me and Mitch are going to be attached to our social media sites. Taking questions and keep you guys updated with behind the scene photos and videos. So keep your eye out for updates!!