People ask me all the time what it’s like to work in films. Here’s a story I like to tell that illustrates it perfectly;
(I’m a photographer, hired to do production stills for a movie that filmed on an aircraft carrier in port in San Diego)
PRODUCER; We got the photos, and there’s not a single photo of an airplane in them! How could you spend two weeks on an aircraft carrier and not take one photo of a plane??
ME; It’s an aircraft carrier in port. All the planes fly off the ship a couple of hundred miles out to sea and stay at a land base when a carrier comes into port. There weren’t any planes on the ship at all while we were there. Didn’t you know that when you booked the location? Didn’t you see that in the actual film?
PRODUCER; That’s no excuse! What do you think we are, stupid? We’ll never hire YOU again!!