Like Building Clocks

Sometimes I struggle with ways to describe what it’s like to produce a film or television show, but tonight on the way home, I came up with what I think is a good analogy.

When you’re the producer who’s in charge of putting together a show, and it’s attendant budget, and then making it happen, it’s like standing in a pile of millions of different sized gears and cogs, and then figuring out which ones to pick up and put together to build a working clock.

I’m currently line producing (read: the lead producer in charge of all physical production and it’s associated costs) on a show we’re putting up for MTV and we’re shooting with two rotating crews in London for 4 weeks, and let me say; there’s a LOT of cogs and gears we’ve gone through to get it ticking.

So there’s my thought for the day…in another world, I’d be a watchmaker.