CRAFT AN IDEA
"Well, if preproduction goes well, I am pretty much not very busy during
production, and that is the ideal. Preproduction periods tend to be intensely
geared toward organizing every single day as much as possible, all with an eye
toward figuring out if our days are that organized, we'll be able to have a
little time left."
"Production - it's like going to war. You're dealing with a group of people
that's like the size of a platoon. Everybody knows what they have to do. You
get in, you get out, you make home wherever it is. You have to deal with what
the situation throws you, and it's very stressful, and you can't sleep at
night. And the more involved you are with the outcome of it, the more twisted
you are inside.
"Postproduction is more expensive than most filmmaker's realize. I would say
that if somebody had a choice of having enough money to get the movie in the
can, but they're going to have to spend a lot more time trying to raise the
rest of the money, so should I wait, or should I go? . . . I think most people
are going to say, "Let's go." And whether that's right or wrong, I think
that's an impulse to not wait until all the moons are perfectly aligned
because they could get into a situation where they could never [be]."
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