I have always believed that life is a learning process. This is the reason I don’t take thing for granted. I let life play its own course on the choices I make in some aspects. Let’s take for instance how I started my career in Production I was very inspired with action films and I thought I would be good if I am to produce action movies. I was however proved wrong and I am not dis-satisfied about the choice I have made.
You would be surprised to find out that the first action flick I directed never went down too good with my senior. This however came to me as a fluke when I was to direct a comedy film. The first comedy I made was a huge hit and my boss was totally took everyone by surprise. I remember my boss Mike walk in and tell me “Harry you might want to do Action but you are a complete natural when it comes to comedy”.
So my message out here is don’t be a stickler for your own assumptions. Try things as they come by and you would definitely find something about yourself. Whether it is in your favour or not but you would definitely learn something new “which is the way ahead”.
Well if someone is to ask me the similarity between movie production and creativity, I would tell them that the only possibility of a similarity between the two is a producer identifies what creativity is. A producer would see directed scripts and analyse whether the audience would appreciate it and in the process perceive whether the Produce in the form of an act or movie would or would not be accepted by the audience.
A producer has also to be very creative in which he or she would be marketing the product. For example when Pirates of the Caribbean was released some producers asked their cinema staff to dress up like Captain Jack Sparrow. As marketing is the key to success therefore the business of Movie or Stage Show production is like a web which entangles three aspects, one being the Directed Movie, Second the Finance and third the marketing. If you take another look at all these together it adds up to a fact called creativity.
Therefore I once again say in movie production, creativity is like the most defining aspect to make a movie possible. In other words it is safe to say that Movie Production is in some way or the other Creativity at its very best.
The job of a Producer is to always trust his instinct, well a producer makes you watching a show, movie, act or performance reality. A producer will have to invest firstly faith and secondly finance on any of the above. Only the appreciation of the audience will get a producer return on investment. If you were to take into account the risks involved with a movie production house you would think twice before taking the jump.
To think of it Tom and Jerry would not be made possible for us to view had it not been for the trust MGM (Metro Goldwyn Mayer) invested in it or for a matter of fact had Frank Marshall not thought of Jurassic World being close to what he deems a success, it would not be possible for us to see a block buster of that magnitude today.
I would once again say that there are many things that an individual has to keep in mind when having up movie production but if you have the courage to make Dreams to Reality don’t think twice and enter into the production business.
Stay tuned and I will share some great quotes from some very successful producers.