15 Things Every Business Person Can Learn From Film Production
Be compassionate, be helpful, be Men's Clothing Manufacturers generous, but also be smart with your (or your employer's) money.5. The people who really climb the ladder quickly are people who solve problems creatively, people who improve processes or develop new ones, people who save the company time and money. Idea people. Innovate. Experiment. Create.8. Everyone Should Make the Same Film In the film world, "everyone making the same film" means the entire crew works towards the same vision. Strive to do the same on any team project, whether you're leading or shuffling papers. Focus on working cohesively and using everyone's unique talents to achieve your goal (or improve it!), rather than arbitrarily trying to 'check the boxes'.9. Don't 'Fix It In Post' Often there are mistakes when shooting a film, such as a production truck in the background of the shot. Rather than moving the truck, someone will say, "just fix it in post". Then, during post-production, someone has to use the film's time and money to erase the truck, when all they had to do was move it on set. Don't do this. It is lazy. Don't assume you can just "fix it later". Do things right the first time. Don't worry, there will be plenty of other problems to solve later.10. You're Only As Good As Your Last Film The world changes quickly. Your bosses have surprisingly short memories, and do not value your past successes the way you do. Remember that most of the time you're being judged on the success of your most recent accomplishment. Don't be hurt that they don't remember your other projects. Make them remember this one.11. An Angry Crew is a Slow Crew Machiavelli was wrong. Fear is not a motivator, nor is making those underneath you angry. They'll do the job, sure, but they won't excel at that job. They won't live up to their 'potential', and they certainly won't go out of their way to help you accomplish your goal. Do your best to keep your people (reasonably) happy. You'll thank yourself for it.12. Only the Director Calls Cut In other words, don't stop until you're told to stop. Often people stop themselves before they go that "extra mile" because they think they've accomplished enough. Don't do this. Let your boss (or your client) decide when the job is done. Work as hard as you can until then, and you'll likely create some magic from an otherwise mediocre job.13. Everything Comes Together in the Edit Although the process looks hectic sometimes, it's up to you to put it all together into a complete picture. Your boss wants you to present them with something they can use, not lots of scattered, unorganized information. Put all of the pieces together for your boss, and she will thank you.14. People Only See the Movie, Not the Process Your goal is to do a job that speaks for itself. When you watch a movie, you don't consider the time constraints, the budget limitations, the permit problems and all of the other hurdles that the filmmakers had to jump in order to present you with this story, in this way.