We tend to focus heavily on filmmakers (directors), neglecting the fact that there are other crucial roles in the filmmaking process that deserve to be given their own platform; and I’m working to do just that.
For example, recently DP extraodinaire Cybel Martin began contributing a monthly cinematographer’s column for S&A, which many of you seem to really appreciate.
And now I’d like to start doing the same thing for actors, screenwriters, editors and producers.
So consider this a call for those of you out there who fall under anyone of those 4 labels who’d like to share their working experiences with the rest of the world.
What would these contributions include? It’s entirely up to you – it could be about your process; an interesting or enlightening experience you had on a film set; how you approach your job; how you decide on what projects to work on; pet peeves; etc.
One of my goals in creating this site, if it’s not already clear enough by now, has been pull back the curtains on the process a bit, and give readers an insider’s first-hand account of what happens, that most of us will never see or experience. I think it’s easy for us on the outside to level criticism at the choices those on the inside make, and so I think having a better understanding of each role’s POV may inform our critiques, or possibly even eliminate them altogether.
Really, it’s all an education that I think is important. Granted not every experience is the same, which is why I hope we can get a nice wide variety of folks from all 4 categories to share their individual experiences.
I’ll say no more; if you’re interested, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can chat further about whatever it is you want to share, and go from there.