Sticking at something is not always easy and things don’t always go to plan.
When it comes to producing a TV show that has certainly been the case. I had a dream, a vision for a particular segment in the show. It would be like ‘the view’ but a more casual group of friends discussing everyday issues on a couch. Producing it was another matter (as you can see from the 4 different versions in the photo). It took awhile to get it to look professional. It would have been easy to get frustrated and give up. To chuck it in and think it simply wasn’t working. However, with perseverance we now have an amazing set, high quality production and a sensational segment. With a limited budget, limited directing experience and my parent’s living room as the set, take 1 was a disaster (too much leg). The dining table (though okay in the image), on camera was terrible. In take 4 there was a huge improvement, but still needs a few minor tweaks.
There were times through this process where I was challenged; it cost money and time to produce the first 3 takes that are now on the cutting room floor. I feel like I paid a small fortune for all those lessons. Nevertheless, I knew in my heart that this could work. I knew what I wanted it to look and feel like and what was possible if we just kept making small changes to it.
Sometimes you have to believe in your vision, you have to be challenged, you have to stick with it and be willing to go the distance.
As Winston Churchill famously said, “Never, never, never give up.”
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