Those three words are used to close out a film/TV project and officially call it finished. Our last scenes for “Mission Improbable” were filmed yesterday and it was a joy to sleep in my own bed after rolling back into Atlanta. I awoke from a coma-like sleep, this morning, feeling refreshed and grateful to be back with my family.
The past ten days have been a whirlwind of emotion, setup, breakdown, artistic prepping, multitasking and more. The results have been more than rewarding and I think we have something “in the can” (a term referring to days gone by, where film canisters were used to store footage) that is going to make an impact on some level. I am so grateful for the camaraderie and spirit of each of my teammates on the cast and crew. Everyone was committed to “bringing it” every day.
The close of a project is always a bittersweet experience. I liken it to the feeling of when one finishes a really good book. There’s always that desire to have one more page to turn and linger a bit longer….
The close of a project is always a bittersweet experience. I liken it to the feeling of when one finishes a really good book. There’s always that desire to have one more page to turn and linger a bit longer to be a part of the energy and excitement that happens on set. It is truly a magical experience and the relationships that have been made are the ultimate payoff. This is one of the most rewarding experiences of bringing together like minded people. It’s like a mini creative convention focused on doing something that has never been done before. It’s like a community painting where everyone has their own paintbrush and colors to add to the canvas collectively.
Now we move on to the editing process. This is just as important – perhaps even more so – as the filming itself. Marrying all the scenes in a cohesive fashion is an art that is crucial to telling the story. Pray for this process. It is no easy task.
I truly believe that there is a creative surge committed to bringing more “family friendly” productions to the screen.
In closing, I share this thought that is burning in my heart: I truly believe that there is a creative surge committed to bringing more “family friendly” productions to the screen. I’m not saying they’re all going to be “The Andy Griffith Show,” but I think the creative community is going to have to rethink the way things are scripted to a degree. More on that later…
Now, to make my lovely daughter breakfast.
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