Deadlines seem to be the ultimate motivator. After four days of taking it easy and not being able to do much producing because everyone else was taking it easy, I got more done yesterday, between finishing getting locations, deals on hotel rooms for actors, and a lot of little details needed for production, than I did all last week.
It was a long day but I enjoy being that busy. But looking back at everything I got done, I realized I could have done all of this a week ago.
But no, because for some reason humans must wait until the end to do what we must do. This seems to be a common occurrence in the Film School – no one got done what they wanted over Thanksgiving break.
Parkinson’s Law – work expands to fill the time available.
Stress is like a drug. It brings a rush and we’re addicted to it. So I don’t completely mind waiting for the rush. I’m also just pretty calm about things, because I know in the end it will work out.
And it just doesn’t seem as fun to slowly get things in order far in advance. But it’s probably better.
This is it, the final day before production. Checking equipment out, having a production meeting, and raiding Costco. Leisurely call time of 6:30 am tomorrow, at a location an hour away. Bring on the Ventis!