Saturday, August 18, 2007

Things I Learned About Making Movies

Filming of a major film at my work has taught me a few things about the movie biz. I share them with you:

  • Big stars sometimes in the same "lunchroom" as the other movie workers.
  • The stars sit by themselves and everyone gives them their space.
  • Set microphones pick up the tiniest of sounds. Eliminating them was one of our staff's main tasks.
  • Every scene is shot many, many times and from various angles to ultimately splice into the final movie.
  • The work that goes into creating sets is amazing. I can see why show tickets are so expensive.
  • Movie people put in long days.
  • Many of their tasks would be very boring after while.
  • The food is extremely good. Especially the desserts!

Jim D.

1 comment:

HipWriterMama said...

Wow, Jim. This is very cool. Are you working behind the scenes for the movie? Or do you just get the fun "perks" because the movie is being filmed in your company's building? Lucky you for the yummy desserts!