|sent from: London, UK. destination: Ashford, Kent, UK|
I like to compare production to running a marathon; not a particularly original thought I’ll admit, but it’s helpful to try and stop people (myself) from burning out before the finish line. It popped into my head that the analogy (metaphor? dammit, I should know the difference) only works if a marathon could happen like this:
– You run the first 6 miles in 4 hours and the last 20 miles in 30 minutes
– You re-run miles 10-18 at least four or five times
– In the first ten miles you experiment with the following methods of running: backwards, on stilts, crawling, rolling on your side, pogo stick, before settling on a pair of trainers. Still, you change shoes every 1/3 of a mile for the rest of the race.
– At mile 25 they tell you that the race is in fact 30 miles long, then 40, then 41, but it’s ok because they give you another 30 minutes to finish.
THEN, it’ll be like production.