5 Lessons I Learned From a Film Set

The Raving Gecko

This weekend I spent 48 intense hours making a short film; I co-wrote the script and watching it come to life was incredibly gratifying. Filmmaking is an inherently collaborative experience that affords plenty of opportunities to learn on the job; as Edward Zwick so concisely put it: ‘being a filmmaker is the opportunity to remain a kind of perpetual student’.

I’ve put together a list of the main five things I learned this weekend. The main thing I learned, however, was that 12 people coming together and making a film isn’t impossible – it’s a valuable and worthwhile experience.

I urge you to try it sometime.


 5 crucial lessons to be learned from being on a film set:

5. Be Adaptable


Adaptation is the key to survival. The same goes for working on a film set, too. While I started out as a writer for our short film, I ended up…

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