Organized chaos is often used as a metaphor to describe busy, bustling things that are a throng of activity where everything happens all at once.
Organized chaos is a perfect description for a film set.
It’s a place where time is compressed and expands, where minutes turn into seconds of footage in the final edit, where people can be standing around waiting for seemingly forever. And yet, all the time there’s a throbbing pulse of activity as people rush from set-up to set-up, capturing the images and audio that will make it into the final product.
This week was a wonderful week for me. On Tuesday night I drove down to Portland to spend all of Wednesday on a film set!
Why, you might ask? Well, I’ve been interested in film for a long time, and I’ve been (slowly) trying to get my own film studio off the ground. And one of the things that I realized recently was, although I’ve done quite a few little no-budget film shoots and helped out with some friends’ productions, it was time for me to actually see how the pro’s do it.
Not usually one for the explicit fanboi cosplay kinda thing, but this year Darci and I are going as Amy Pond (Policewoman kissogram costume) and Rory Williams (Roman Centurion).
An amazing lecture by John Cleese on Creativity, how to foster it, and how to kill it. Make the time - 30 minutes - and watch it, learn it, live it. (more...)