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Watch: There’s So Much More to Directing Than Being on Set

Watch: There's So Much More to Directing Than Being on Set


“I think it was Alfred Hitchcock who said that he spends most of his time going to meetings trying to get his movies off the ground – which is staggering when you think it was Alfred Hitchcock,” says award-winning director Gail Harvey above in Episode 5 of Raindance Step & Repeat, a video series for independent filmmakers who want to make a living telling stories.  

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There’s big appeal to directing. You call the shots, and get a lion’s share of the glory if your project is a success. However, what we often fail to see is all the work directors do from pre-to-post to ensure the success of their project.

Harvey is one of Canada’ most in-demand directors, but she’s only on set shooting for about ⅓ of the year. The other eight months she’s prepping, networking, looking for work, creating opportunities, writing and a hundred other things you may not have known that a director does.

Find out more about Harvey here and and visit Raindance here.

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