Thursday, June 18, 2009
A project begins
Things actually start off a little slow. For that first minute or so. But then the true volume of what needs to be done becomes apparent.
It's like an old-fashioned tale of heroes. Like Conan the Barbarian in that film, Conan the Barbarian.
You have people who will help. Assist. Contribute positively. The little magician guy, the thief and the sexy warrior lady.
And then you have some people who live to do everything they can to get in the way. To destroy a project. They are the villains of the piece. James Earl Jones and his henchmen.
And sometimes the odd seem insurmountable.
You may even lose a comrade in the journey.
But unless you take down James Earl Jones in his giant snake form, that project will be absolute cack when it makes it to air. If indeed it ever makes it to air.
A little overdramatic? Yeah. Yes, it is. But, as anyone at the higher end of a production will know, it's not far from the truth. We make the most gentle, silly shows about lovely things happening to lovely characters. And, in doing so, we're forced to become warriors.
I hope I'm the little magician guy. He's the one who lives to tell the tale.