Good to know the injured crew were just a speed bump in the production schedule. At what point must your story be told at all costs?
"From the beginning, we were concerned about casting, the issue of race. What we realized is that this story is functioning at the level of myth, and as a mythical story, the race of the individuals doesn’t matter. They’re supposed to be stand-ins for all people. Either you end up with a Bennetton ad or the crew of the Starship Enterprise. You either try to put everything in there, which just calls attention to it, or you just say, ‘Let’s make that not a factor, because we’re trying to deal with everyman.’ Looking at this story through that kind of lens is the same as saying, ‘Would the ark float and is it big enough to get all the species in there?’ That’s irrelevant to the questions because the questions are operating on a different plane than that; they’re operating on the mythical plane."
– Ari Handel, screenwriter for Noah, as told to The High Calling
I was going to just post this as a link but then I decided that this is such a hideous quote that it needed to be posted in full (with full credit to the always amazing racialicious for highlighting it).
I… what?…. what?
And the Waltz Goes On - Anthony Hopkins
Sir Anthony Hopkins Hears The Waltz He Wrote 50 Years Ago For The First Time
Academy Award-winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins was a musician before he got into acting. 50 years ago he wrote a waltz but was too afraid to ever hear it play. Dutch violinist André Rieu performs it for the very first time. Watch Hopkins’ reaction.
That was beautiful
Anonymous asked: 1)is it the pm's job or the ad's job the schedule the days? I've heard pm schedules it by scene and ad the shots within that scene. 2) whose job is it to call production meetings to make sure everything's set, schedule wise, pm or ad?thanks
Depends Who’s on 1st?
Really, depends. Most of the time the Line producer has done a very basic schedule to work the budget up and get a sense of what the cost per day is. Sometimes this schedule is helpful, sometimes I put it in the paper shredder. I’ve had production managers write up a schedule before, and ask me to adjust it. But 9/10 times it’s my job. And I wouldn’t have it any other way, because otherwise I wouldn’t know the schedule as well.
2. Oddly enough as a 1st AD, I have not set a lot of the production meetings and tech scouts. The PM usually has those on the calender and checks with me to make sure I have everything ready by then and can run the meetings, and the Production Coordinator and 2nd AD call the crew to make sure they know it’s coming and can attend. The PM has the big calender and it’s usually written in before I get there.
The latest from BCFilmworker (@BCFilmworker). Working in TV/Film is the most absurd job nobody ever told you about. Hollywood North
If you’re not following this person on twitter, you’re not getting the best that Canada has to offer!
All the PAs have business cards that say ‘Writer, Director, Producer’ on them. #bcfilm”
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My callsheet will read Day 1 of 62. /wrist
It’s been too long since we’ve explored what it means to be a camera assistant (AC) though the lens of the animated GIF. So here’s 30 GIFs that illustrate life as an AC below-the-line and behind-the-scenes. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll question your career choice – well, you’ll mostly laugh.
Unless you faint, puke or die, Keep working.