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Episode 25 – How Do You Know When a Project is Done?

Timothy and Alrik talk about how they know when a project is done. How do you decide to lock an edit or send out a script? We talk about our method for making these decisions and much more.

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Show Notes / Links

 The Daily Struggle

  • Alrik and Timothy talk about going to the Creative Crew RWC event and how inspiring it was to meet and chat with a bunch of local filmmakers and artists. Check out their website here!
  • How are Timothy and Alrik feeling after talking with Colin, what did they take away from the conversation?
  • Alrik asks Timothy about his meetings with agencies as a commercial director and talk about how they both think movies get made. Can you expect to be hired as a director to work on a film or will you have to hustle to raise money and to get your first feature made? Check out production companies XYZ Films and A24 Films.

Topic of the Week

  • How do you decide when a film is finished, how did Timothy know OMDB was done?
  • Alrik talks about his process on editing Brother.
  • Timothy talks about his process on Spirit Machine.
  • How do you manage VFX, what about music?
  • How far can you push your team at the indie level?
  • We talk about the emotional component of finishing a film and how deciding something is done can be a very stressful process.
  • Lastly we talk about scripts and how we both decide when a script is done.

Shameless Plugs/Things to Share

Duplass Brothers short film ‘This is John’ which we mention in our discussion about getting views on short films. Nothing else to promote this week.

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  • What did you think of this episode? And if you know a production company looking for a director, hit me up!

  • Good episode. There’s a fine line between dreaming for the future and hoping for a magical shortcut or a single lucky break. Reminds me you can’t expect anyone else to want to do things for you that you’re not willing to do for yourself. Keep up the good work!

    • Yeah, man. If you want something, go and get it. You hear it all the time from filmmakers and artists alike, that you can’t wait for permission to do something. Don’t wait, just do it!

      • Yeah don’t wait, just do it! I love that advice, I’m going to try and take that advice myself…