LET’S GET PHYSICAL
No computer means no Ctrl-Z. Leila Atkinson shares her advice
1. GREASE IS THE ANSWER
With a lot of moving elements, we found ourselves using graphite or candle wax as lubricants, and punch hole reinforces as washers. Thank goodness we still remember playschool projects.
2. BRING YOUR TOOLS
If I had kept a Sharpie marker, a roll of tape and a Stanley knife firmly attached to my person during the shoot, I would have saved hours of anguish. Next time, I’m going to invest in a tool belt.
3. DON’T LOSE YOUR RAG
We had a large crew on the project with a wide range of skills against a tight deadline. You learn very quickly to keep calm and problem-solve while blaming nobody. Keep positive.