The Importance of Planning

If there’s one thing I hate, it is producing work I’m not proud of.

In the past couple weeks, I have been conspicuously less active on Facebook, Twitter, and of course, this site. The reason is simple: I was spending all my time (10-14 hours/day for two weeks) on a project that was not properly planned.

This can happen on occasion… actually, it happens more often than I’d like. The problem isn’t so much the extra time put into the project (though now that I have a 10 month old daughter, I’d like to spend more time at home). Rather, the problem is that the end product isn’t nearly as good as what it could have been. Instead of spending time polishing the edit and making sure everything was just right, I was just getting things done.

Unfortunately, I cannot go into specifics for many reasons. But I will say this:

On any project, make sure you ask all the important questions up front and get solid answers. And as a post production worker, the sooner you can get involved, the better. There is nothing worse than others assuming/expecting you to be able to do something under certain constraints.

That is all.