Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Moviemaking 101*

It's been a little while since I've pulled back the curtain to give you an insider's look behind the scenes of the glamorous world that is The Film Biz.  For those of you considering a career in film,  here is EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW about working in Production.

Regardless of what department you choose to work in, a major part of your job will consist of:

-deciding where to park the trucks.
-driving the trucks.
-unloading the trucks.
-supervising the people unloading the trucks.
-idly watching the people unloading the trucks.
-pestering people about why the trucks aren't unloaded yet.
-trying to find a way to make-do with a few less trucks.

It's all about the trucks!

Congratulation!  You are now qualified for an exciting career in moviemaking.
*With apologies for totally stealing part of this from Richard Kadrey.


WendyB_09 said...

Funny, I saw just that exact scene about a block from my office last week.

Steve Buchheit said...

It's all about the logistics.

Nathan said...

Well sure Steve...but if you're a Production Manager, it's about figuring out a way to cram camera and props together into one truck.


Nathan said...

It's my evil plan to make you duplicate my library.

I'm reading Distant Thunders by Taylor Anderson now. Why don't you have it yet?

A.J. said...

You forgot watching people who stupidly try to load everything back into the truck after a long day, only for them to realize that it was an overloaded truck to begin with and things only fit one very specific way... And no one remembers what that is.