I’m asked a lot of questions, mostly about my career and stunts, but it seems that most people are interested in what happens on a movie set and about the people involved. In every business, it takes a team to develop the product. The movie industry is no different. A movie is a commodity just like a toothbrush or a pair of roller skates. The studios and investors look at it the same way and the bottom line is to make money with your product. The big difference is that it takes a whole different type of worker to make a film. It takes a whole different type of commitment and most importantly it takes a lot of blood, sweat and tears. The appearance of most movie personnel is that we just wait around. They is true at times, but I can tell you that the mount of work involved is far more than it appears. A normal work day is 12-14 hours. We sometimes work 6 days a week with little to no sleep. The mental drain is incredible and off days are usually recouping to do it all over again the following week.
There are so many people that make this small piece of film into the finished product that everyone sees in the movie theaters or on their TV screen. I want to use the next few weeks, possible a month or so, to introduce the public to many of the different jobs on a movie set. I want them to share their stories and tell about their jobs. So many people don’t know what a grip is or how a dolly works. What is a script supervisor and how does an editor make all the footage into one amazing piece of material. From the sound department to the production designers, costumers to the office staff. All these people have their own job that makes the film work. Without each one, the movie just wouldn’t be the same.
Get ready to take a behind the scenes look that you won’t find anywhere else. I’m going to use my friends, mostly the crew here on the Haunting, to tell you who they are, what they do and maybe a fun story from their past. Stay tuned, this could be fun!