“Lights, camera, action!”
Being a filmmaker can be exciting. These can even happen if you’re a filmmaker: (1) what you only imagined before will finally come to life, (2) it will inspire you even more, (3) and most of all, it will change other people’s lives.
But despite all its good points, being a filmmaker is more than just about fantasy turning into a reality. It’s more than just about inspiring you even more. It’s more than just about changing other people’s lives.
It’s also about:
Ensuring the protection of both your staff and cast members.
Being a filmmaker is about ensuring the protection of both your staff and cast members. This includes ensuring that set tools and other materials are not too dangerous for a person’s health and well-being. You also need to ensure that set stages or set scenes are done properly, without any loose structures that may cause grave accidents. That being said, here’s a bonus tip: you can prevent grave accidents by using a jointer, just like those seen in http://healthyhandyman.com/best-jointer-guide/, for any woodworking-related task.
Establishing camaraderie with your staff and cast members.
Being a filmmaker is also about establishing camaraderie with your staff and cast members. Just like in other industries, no one really wants to be around someone too uptight. Thus, you need to connect with people in a good way. It can be done by simply waving hi or revving up conversations through jokes. You can also up things after work hours by inviting your staff and cast members to a drink or a rehearsal somewhere you know they’ll also love to visit. Another tip? It never hurts to smile, even if you’re frustrated about something that went off beam.
Teaching your staff and cast members and vice-versa.
Part of being a filmmaker is teaching your staff and cast members, especially on what to do next. But don’t you think it’s better if you also let them teach you something new? You see, it pays to think more about having teacher-student relationships rather than employer-employee relationships. Filmmaking already involves tons of multitasking, a whole lot of tons even. The last thing your people need is you making them feel they can’t really be depended on. Always remember, they are by your side for a reason. They are your staff and cast members for a reason. Never let them, or yourself, think otherwise.
What do you think being a filmmaker is really about? Do you know any other tips in filmmaking? Share your thoughts with us on the comments section below!