Every Tuesday evening, since the beginning of the semester, the brains behind Aventura have gathered together for the productive-est production meetings you could imagine. Yes, there have been dance parties, and yes, we’ve prioritized a private fruit snack storage space, but these Tuesdays have been fundamentally characterized by the conversations necessary to bring a feature-film to life.
These times have been set aside to ask the “what’s next?”s and the “who’s job is that?”s. We have maintained excellent organization through the use of Google Drive and To-do list application, Wunderlist.
We have also benefited from professional note-taker, Hannah Chu:
As well as our excellent AP, Anyssa Guiterrez (responsible for sending emails double-checking that everyone is making their deadlines and checking the wunderlist in a timely fashion.)
Here’s an idea of the sorts of conversations we need production meetings for:
- Roles and Tactics: Coming to agreement what departments oversee what aspects of pre-production.
- Planning promotional videos & Social Media presence
- Reviewing the Business Plan and Private Placement Memorandum
- Contacting and securing crew members for production as well as PAs for pre-production
- Making sure the script is airtight
- Discussing Shooting Schedule and Budget
- Planning the Fundraiser Dinner and other financially helpful events
- Discussing Locations and the Roadtrip gameplan
- Seeking out inexpensive solutions to production needs
- & more!
Aventura is a movie that tells the need for people to be prioritized over the product. As Christians, we know that humans are God’s most cherished aspect of creation. For this reason, we know that we are called to be valuing the things that God values. We know that He has blessed us with this opportunity to create a fantastic film, and we also know that we can glorify him by taking care to value the people involved.
Thankful for every person on this team!