Chapter 5: Directing

Directors coordinate all facets of production to create one cohesive form of art. Their main goal to to tell a story in a way that produces an emotional response. The can manipulate their use of sound, images, transitions, and light to produce various effects. Of course, there are various approaches to the creative process. These aesthetics can be…

Floating the Boat

 This is the first in a series of pieces on “A-Town Oddities” I wrote for Five Points Literary Journal, featuring unusual and intriguing sites in Atlanta off the beaten path. * One night after closing the restaurant, I was smoking cigarettes by the dumpster with one of the line cooks. We both worked at a…

Chapter 3: Producing & Production Management

A producer assumes a myriad of roles. They are responsible for drafting a proposal to initiate the project, acquiring funds, hiring personnel, and overseeing the entire production process. The producer establishes continuity throughout the project, ensures that it reaches its target audience and that all financial benefactors are satisfied. Producers act as the cheerleader for…