If you do not expect the best outcome for your movie, you should quit filmmaking. But even with all the optimism in the world, crappy stuff happens. I suggest you create a Plan A, Plan B and Plan C.
As an indie filmmaker, a lot of factors can negatively impact your shooting schedule. Rainstorms, unavailable cast and crew, traffic and the occasional meltdown of your crazy girlfriend (it happens.) These events present obstacles in making your day. When this happens, you will usually go crazy for a few minutes.
Expect The Best Outcome For Your Movie
Surrounding yourself with a great team will help you avoid much of the heartache associated with indie filmmaking. Still, it is best to always plan for inevitable setback. To do this, visualize each day well in advance. Then ask yourself: “What’s the worst thing that can happen?”
Once you figure out the most nightmarish filmmaking scenarios, make sure those things do not happen.
When scheduling your movie, it is best to always have a Plan A, a Plan B and a Plan C. The name of the game is to always push your production forward. If one plan goes haywire, what will you do to make progress? The most important question to answer is this: If something goes haywire, what scenes can you complete as an alternate to your current plan?
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