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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Downtime

I was hanging out with a retired director the other, and he said the hardest time for someone in the movie industry is the downtime between projects. Sometime directors go months or even years between projects, waiting for the phone to ring or developing projects that may or may not go anywhere.

The last project I directed was Pastor Shirley several months ago. And while I’ve been kind of busy editing and developing other scripts for a new company, I’ve not been behind the camera at all. It’s starting to get to me. This has been the longest stretch I’ve had in over two years where I’ve not directed a feature.  There’s been a few close calls and false starts but nothing solid.  It’s getting frustrating.

Today, instead of prepping a shot list or location scouting, I'm watching an edit (for the 100th time) looking for loose sync. Then after that I have to export the project and look again. 




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