Wit and wisdom
"Keep the jokes in"
We've only known one Commissioning editor fall asleep during a
viewing - ok it was after lunch. When she came to she suggested that "to
prevent viewer confusion" a NASA animation showing the formation of the
solar system should have a title superimposed reading "SIMULATION".
C4 Commissioning editor (early days)
"Oh that's nice it's in colour"
An exec with an agenda - "Get the black faces in"
Commissioning editor about a two and a half thousand year old Egyptian mummy "Could we find out whether or not she'd had casual sex?"
Exec Producer at 1st rough cut viewing "The
structure is obviously right, but I don't like the font you're using for the
Commissioning editor after encouraging viewing "OK, we've landed on the Moon - let's go and collect some rocks."
Same Commissioning editor, same film, two months later "Are we on the M6 going north, or going round the M25?"
Executive Producer about his single person
director/dv camera using film-makers "Just think of them as Hoovers"
A high profile American music video director came in
to see the cut after having been absent for the first 3 days of the edit...and
whilst viewing it he said "Stop there. See that's great what you've
done...you've put those two shots together and it's like telling a story...very
clever. I didn't know I'd done that."!
contributed by Mark Aarons.
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