Film Courage: Do you feel it’s a director’s job to be on set before everyone else, Choice?
Choice Skinner, Actor/Director/Instructor: Oh, absolutely! I believe that if you set the precedent, everyone will follow.
Especially if you are a director/producer or a director/producer/writer.
I’ve got to be there first. I have to be the one to get the energy up. I’ve got to make sure…sometimes I’ll drink a Monster [energy drink] on the way to set. If it’s been a long shoot, I’m pumped up. I find a way to make everything feel good for everybody. You know, everyone’s there to create something. They are all there to share their gifts as Patrick my friend says. They’re there to share their gifts and your job is to make sure they have a fertile ground in which to plant great seeds and so yeah, I’m usually there first and sometimes the last to leave. Unless it’s a project where they’ve got to…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).
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