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Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video, 5th Edition by David K. Irving, Peter Rea

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Chapter six

Crew

It’s good to have like a “no” person who will just never let you get away with anything. Which isn’t to say the “no” person is always right, but it’s good to have someone questioning you.

Luke Matheny

DIRECTOR

Choosing the Crew

The director is intimately involved in choosing the key people around whom the crew will form. She looks for creative partners as well as people with whom she can work and communicate. The production hours are long and hard, and the director must feel confident that those around her will come through for her when needed. She must trust these crew members to execute her vision for the script.

During the process of choosing the crew, the producer and director have the opportunity to develop a complementary ...

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