Craig and I got to bed at 1am last night. We were meant to be up by 5am and overslept. Got woken up by my friend Emma at 7am phoning. Spent 8 hours filming feeling very shattered and in need of a shower.
I’ve spent the last hour staring into space. Just looked over at Craig and in the last hour he’s written 1000 words of his essay.
My answer is, especially if they agreed to expenses only in the first place, to not give them a copy of their work.
The problem isn’t actors changing their mind, I would happily sort actors out for that. The problem is that they won’t work for students because they’re demanding a minimum wage on top of expenses and a copy of their work. Equity are campaigning to make it illegal to not pay actors but they don’t seem to care about the filmmakers that boost the prima donna actors in stardom.
Are bleeding me fucking dry. What happened to doing something for the experience rather than for pay? Why do all actors need to be paid more than their expenses? I don’t profit from my films, I have no money and if I did have money it would go towards paying the actors. I’m telling you now that if you boycott student films and only work for pay you will get nowhere and you deserve to get nowhere.
Is my whole life. I’ve put all of my money into, all of my time and all of my energy. As a result of this I am greatly bothered by people who assume it’s easy or decide it’s their new hobby. It is so difficult to make a great film and I find it demeaning that someone thinks they can make one without trying. I’m not even just bothered by normal people that do it, I find it irksome when musicians decide to try their hand at it out of the blue. One fine example is Plan B whose justification for the move was that he tells stories in songs so he can do it in film. Cool story bro, forget film language, training, struggling to find work, money or actors and forget having to go through what 99.9% of filmmakers have to go through at the start of their careers. If you’re interested in film do it but if it’s just something that you want to take up as a hobby at the weekends then don’t.
“The family is threatened in many places by a defection of human nature.”
“Marriage and the family are institutions that must be promoted and defended from every possible misrepresentation of their true nature, since whatever is injurious to them is injurious to society itself.”
“[Heterosexuality] permit[s] the full development of the human person.”
Why does anyone listen to that guy? Gay people are people, plain and simple. I really don’t understand how this kind of thing can be cropping up in 2012. Certain parts of humanity need to grow the fuck up and call it quits.