Introduction to Production

Ok, Ok, so today as a student of life, business, and people I am on the set of a Hollywood Movie production. This, like any other business, has a goal, to produce a product (the movie), to promote and market, with the end result of generating revenue and profit. Entertainment, like any industry, has a lot more going on behind the scenes than is ever presented as the final product.

Task specialization

Many people specialize in specific tasks, such as security, food services, media recording, media editing, visual media pre production etc... etc... The list goes on and on. Marketing, promotions, and distribution Hollywood is essentially just like any other industry, just in the spotlight. Like any industry, there are many things blending together to create the whole.

There are people who are specialists knows what is going on all the time, they have knowledge about every specialty, and conduct an orchestra of action. The titles change in various industries, but much of the skill sets required performing at a very high level, in any of the specialties are people skills, or "Soft" skills.

Communication and coordination

The communication required to organized the kind of controlled chaos necessary to capture the emotional charge on a movie set is bordering on neurotic. I mean EVERYTHING has to be JUST RIGHT on to make the final cut. Working in many other industries, there is also a coordinated effort to product a quality end product.

As in most industries, although the actual terms used may differ in usage. The actors in the production include various behind the scenes workers, and in the spotlight individuals. The in between set time is very similar to settings in an office, on a production line, or in the field or factory. Scenes, wardrobe, makeup, as well as each and every detail of production requirements must be given adequate time and attention. The project (the movie), is essentially similar to a construction project, a web development project, or any other industry where there may be a project.

Introspection of industry

This has given me some great insight into the faster paced world of high-pressure production. Sure it is not some sort rocket launch, or city re organization project, but DANG, lets do this Hollywood thing, it is an industry relating to media, marketing, and "public speaking" which is one of my personal goals. I may even set another goal, to get some regular occurring income through working in the "industry". All the while, using various skill sets I currently have, and developing others which I may not be my strongest.

This also is a great opportunity to network, and get my sea legs sort of speak. Heck, even writing is putting yourself out there in to the public spotlight, so having an arena to expand while getting a few moments of inspiration creates a great dynamic for my own personal self growth. Besides, this background acting gig is a lot of hurry up and wait so I got some time between shoots to write out some of my thoughts, create some fresh content for all my readers, and give my personal lens to the goings on of a Hollywood Movie Production.

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