What Kind Of Fights Should Filmmakers Have On Set? by Lawrence Sher

Film Courage: What are the best fights creative collaborators should have?

Lawrence Sher, ASC, Cinematographer: They should always be fighting about the movie, right? Never fight about the B.S., right? Don’t fight about when lunch is. Those are all important things but they’re not fights that should be really happening.

Don’t fight about the B.S. Just fight about the creative things in the movie. Challenge each other to not take the easy way.

The nature of filmmaking sometimes is just the path of least resistance, the path of less friction. People often just want to check a box off so they can complete it and move on to the next task. I think it is always important to just be another voice in the room to challenge when maybe we are taking the route of least resistance or we are taking the easy way out instead of continuing to push ourselves to make the most uncompromised version of the movie. There are compromises in everything. It’s not to say…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).

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