Sunday, March 18, 2012
Making a movie is like a ballet.
Have you ever gone to see a ballet? There are dozens of people on the stage, each moving time to each other and the music. The crew of The Down Home Alien Blues are like individual gears in a clock all dependent upon each other to produce the final result.
The camera man, Bob Fox, and the sound guy, Steve Bernard, each must check on one another to make sure that they are coordinated and in synch.
The actors want to make sure that everything is right. Everyone is working towards a common goal. Its like a team sport, without a ball or helmets!
In a movie the gaffer, A.J. Martinson, and makeup artist, Coco Covarrubias, are working in the background unseen, but very necessary.
In a movie everyone is setting up the next shot, just like in a ballet where you can't see the orchestra, but they are coordinated with the whole effort.
Everyone wants the best images, best acting, and best sound in the most efficient way possible.