If you were involved in a movie, would you rather be the director, the producer, or the lead performer? (Note: you can’t be the writer!).
I have a pet peeve when it comes to movies and t.v shows, I get distracted when scenes don’t follow suit; when consecutive scenes are missing an object or a piece of furniture is out of place or moved for no reason; these are just a few examples, there is so much more to this area in movie making than what I just laid out. I believe that this area of concentration is an actual job and the job’s name is Continuity Manager and this is what I would love to do.
The position requires the person to be responsible for keeping track of the set design, the scripts and working with the director, the assistant director, the set designers and the costume designers, not to mention the actors themselves. It is a job that is very collaborative and hands on, I appreciate those qualities and I try to incorporate them in my interactions with everyone in my life. The job is also one of constant change and diligence, challenging and never boring; once again, qualities that are very appealing.
Is this position one of the more glamorous ones? I wouldn’t exactly call it that and that is why I like it; I like to operate under the radar. I would be content watching my work on the big screen and I would know that I did an excellent job when everyone else wouldn’t notice anything out of the ordinary or anything out of place. My job is to make sure that the audience isn’t distracted away from the story, that is my whole purpose in the movie, without my job, props could be missed or costumes could be out of sequence and distraction kills a story. So while it might not be glamorous, my job is still important to the whole movie making process.