You work smart, hustle and struggle. Trying to find a solution and wonder if you are ever going to meet your deadline. Then all of a sudden all the sweat, pain, and sleepless nights pay off and guess what, the stars line up.
You think outside the box, out of this dimension. You ask for help, and keep asking for help.
Now mind you, some of you team members may not join you in these quest for solutions, so you venture on, because warriors don't quit.
Working with people that will help you find solutions, taking a look at all options. from different angles.
Can you get product placement, or do product branding to fill in the funding gap?
Can you trade an advertisement in exchange for a location, or a small fee or maybe even product that can be used in the shot or used by your crew? You know what I referring to yes, that all important FOOD for the much needed craft service table.
You put on your thinking cap and you keep going. Do you do a pool with your crew and have them work for a little less rate, but bringing them all into the producer side, for profits and credits.
You always protect your people and keep going.
This is what we needed to do. The stars lined up. We had to find a location between Van Nuys and San Diego. We were lucky to be sponsored by Tantalum Restaurant http://tantalumrestaurant.com which is a beautiful tropical restaurant in Long Beach.
Our Host came up from San Diego our DP came down from the valley and an amazing person helped out with the sound! No excuses, we made it happen.