“If everything was planned…”

“If everything was planned…”

My director of photography and I are currently planning for our first shoot in India. We bought our tickets and our visas have been processed. Our Kerala-based associate producer has begun scouting out interviewees. We are awaiting word on additional development funds. We are making our lists and checking them twice. 

Amidst the pressure of planing a shoot that will take place on the other side of the planet, I am trying to remind myself that India will shake loose the best laid of plans, and in doing so, India can also grant you the things you didn’t know you needed. 

I am also keeping Errol Morris’ famous and wise words in mind:

“If everything was planned, it would be dreadful. If everything was unplanned, it would be equally dreadful.”

A good mantra for documentary shoots in general. And, oh yeah, for life itself…


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