As some blog readers will know I am directing a rather lavish short called "Everyone's Alright With This".
As well as being a fantastic story in its own right its aim is to explore how to get the best from the POVCam. It's written by Natalie Barthel, with Johnny Griffith helping to get us all in the same room together for some excellent script discussions.
Working together in this way is great. It is drawing together different views, all aiming towards one goal of a good script. Although we have the same skills we approach things slightly differently. I like working together like this.
But now, as we move towards production, I am finding there is another way of working together. This is about working with people who have a totally different set of skills to you. There is no overlap.
I met up with costume designer Sally Winter yesterday. It will come as a surprise to none of you that costume design is not a strength of mine. There isn't a need for a full on costume designer in this short, but that doesn't seem to be the point. Working with someone like Sally actually gets you thinking about the opportunities generally in that field. Someone with that skill level opens your eyes to other ways of showing character and telling stories. They inspire you.
The same for location really. Here is our location - the Print Room. Lastly, the call for actors is still live if you fancy joining this great collaboration yourself.