So I have been working on pre-production for my murder mystery for some time now and I am moving ever closer to starting production itself. I have to admit I am nervous. My last few projects have had a lot of problems and I am really trying to learn from them all so as to not repeat past mistakes.
Step one is my crew. For this I am thinking of keeping it small. Only working with people who I know can get the job done and will show up to do the work without complaining. I find more and more that people who say they want to work in film really don't. They like the glamour of it all but get scared when they see how much work it is.
Next up is the cast. This one is harder. On the last project I worked on we used all new actors and it didn't go well. So I am returning to the old ways where I use my trusted actors for most roles and hire outside actors for the other parts. I'm still hoping that Larry can help me out with this part of the process.
Next up is location. This is another part where I'm hoping that Larry can help out with. I've never been the best at being a producer but it is something I am trying to learn more about. Today's goals are making the character sides for the auditions.
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