At 9:35am we lost our shooting location for today.
Zeke gave me a call, we needed a new location and everyone was working on it.
I leapt to action, had three different people working on finding new locations, had eleven different possibilities by 10:15 am and by 10:45am was told that the weather cleared enough for the shoot to happen at the original location.
It’s moments like this that give a production team a chance to shine. We do not have an unlimited production budget or even a definite time slot, but it all came together and, if we needed it, we had several options for a new location is just over an hour.
People often ask me what the job of “producer” entails. Usually I say that the producer builds the team that makes the movie, but when it comes down to the nitty-gritty a producer is there to put out fires as they pop up on production.
This morning I was a fireman.
See you tomorrow!