Maryam Rahimi Blogs!
It feels like it was yesterday I stepped out to buy my fresh pair of flip flops for the summer ... Summer of 2010 was dedicated to the development of Lake Shore, and like any project I work on, this one thought me new things...
1. Breathe as much air as you can into pre-production. It never hurts to take more time planning things and following the right procedures rather then rushing. Once your in production, there is very little time to fix 'mistakes'.
2. Never ignore the little voice over your shoulder that tell you something is missing, or it's not IT just yet. It's when you stop listing to that voice your work starts losing quality.
3. It's better to have frustrated crew than disappointed crew. If you feel you must add/replace/reduce/convert/change something during production but you feel the pressure is too high, just do it. Take a deep breath and change gears. You might have some eyes rolling, and some sighs but at the end of the show, it's the objective that matters.
4. Before you start a production, invest the time in finding a good lawyer. They become useful in other matters that are not always related to legal issues (I.E: connecting you with the right individuals if need be, consulting in a business decision you must make, and informing you of the latest breaking developments in the industry which can effect your production).
5. Trust your instincts, don't get comfortable and always ask for feedback. Knowledge is power, power brings success.
My two cents...