It’s like a unicorn. A Stress Free Film Shoot. Does it exist? And, also, do you even want that?
Let me explain.
Film shoots are inherently stressful. There are so many elements that need to line up for the film to happen. And if even one of those elements are out of whack, the entire film can fail. That’s stressful.
When I say it’s “like a unicorn,” I mean that the stress free film shoot may not exist. That film shoot where everything goes perfect and works like a well oiled machine. But I’ll throw a wrench in there with this question: Do you want it?
Do you Want a Stress Free Film Shoot?
Here’s what I’m getting at: when a film goes too smoothly, it’s usually because it’s going to be a dud. I remember first hearing this from Peter Guber, one of the biggest and most successful Producers of all time. It’s the ones “without the drama,” that turn out to be snooze-fests.
Art takes passion and creativity. And many times that unearths egos and feelings and sensitivity. So it seems that the film shoots that are the most stressful may just be that way because of all the passion and creativity involved!
Now, I’m not saying you should seek out the drama. I’m saying that you should throw yourself passionately at your project, whatever your role is, and watch how other people will start to do the same thing. But that combination of lightning in a bottle creates sparks and friction and energy.
If you want more tips on the right way to make a movie (stress free or not!), check out this link.