Monday, November 21, 2005

Madness

It is now 18 Days until we shoot.

We have NO CONFIRMED DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY and NO CONFIRMED ART DIRECTOR.

These are CRUCIAL ROLES which need filling ASAP.

We do have a confirmed CAST, computer animator, 95% completed script, and a confirmed LOCATION amonst other things. These are good things.

I want to get some house music sorted for the soundtrack before we shoot - but realistically it can wait til afterwards.

This film making malarky is a passionate and exciting journey. I am against the notion of auteur theory - where the film director sees all and knows all. I don't think it happens. At least not any more. I think a film director can lead people and inspire them with passion and creativity - but essentially moviemaking is a collaboration - and any film maker than things he in 100% in control if a fucking liar. Peter Jackson might have done a fantastic job directing Lord of the Rings, but the thousands of people that were involved in that all collaborated to create something bigger than the sum of it's part... but the sum of it's collective parts nonetheless.

But this lack of control - to a fanatical control freak it is a nightmare.

Each person you enroll in helping you, you surrender an element of control. Try and guide them if you can... But

The real trick is surrendering control to somebody who knows what they are doing. Ideally somebody better than you.

Then it is easy. Because you have trust.

Not TRUSTING those you surrender control to is a killer.


Peace and love as always.

Doom

xx

ps. hope this makes sense. I rush most posts.

6 Comments:

Blogger Aimless Penguin said...

hello again! i stop visiting for awhile and when i come back i have no idea what's happening...

so what's this movie about? or is it in a previous post somewhere?

11/21/2005 5:47 am  
Blogger Doom/Blondie said...

it has not been revealed what it is about. That will come in time.

As most things do.

Welcome back.

Doom
x

11/21/2005 2:37 pm  
Anonymous Mango said...

I can relate to trepidation about lack of control.

Doom, what you must remember is that trust is two-fold. If you do not trust those that work for you, they will not trust you either.

I've found it is better to give trust blindly, and let them run with it. You can always adjust responsibilites if they let you down. If you believe someone will do a great job, they are more likely to work their ass off for you.

Of course, this is a lesson that took me a long time to learn.

Necessity is often the mother of invention.

11/21/2005 3:32 pm  
Blogger Doom/Blondie said...

"If you believe someone will do a great job, they are more likely to work their ass off for you."

This is what I am trying to apply right now.

Movie directing (I humbly believe) is about inspiring others with your passion. And I am going to try and let others get on with what they have to do... trusting their talents - and I hope you're right.

Or else I'm gonna karate chop you

Doom

11/21/2005 8:14 pm  
Anonymous Mango said...

Doom,

A little australian birdie told me about your film.

Is this true?

If so, that's fucking fantastic.

11/22/2005 2:40 am  
Blogger Doom/Blondie said...

Then it is fucking fantastic - but this information needs to be suppressed - when the time comes we will push it as much as we can, but if we are not careful - the whole barrel will be emptied in a long trickle.

Your assistance at the time will be requested... but that is the future - this is now.

Doom

11/22/2005 5:15 am  

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