When you start a new job, you should probably have a plan in place.
One of the most interesting directors and producers is JJ Abrams. He had his hands in major franchises and television series, and helped shape an entire generation’s love for movies and television.
Aside from his visual talents, Abrams enjoys writing and plotting and always knows where things are going, even if they take some unexpected twists along the way.
Recently, Collider spoke to Abrams about why planning is so important in projects.
He told them, “I’ve been on a number of projects that have – in most cases, series – had ideas that start the thing that you feel like you know where it’s going and sometimes it is Actor Coming In other cases it’s a relationship that doesn’t quite work as written and things that you think are so well received just crash and burn and other things that make you think, “Oh, that’s a little moment “or” that’s a one-episode character “suddenly becomes an extremely important part of the story. I feel like what I’ve learned as a lesson a couple of times now, and it’s something that works with writers especially this pandemic year [has become clear]The lesson is that you need to plan things as well as you can and always be able to respond to the unexpected. And the unexpected can come in all sorts of forms, and I think there is nothing more important than knowing where you are going. ”
Abrams is in charge of two of my favorite television shows LOST and Alias, who both needed some flak for later seasons and their lack of planning, but ended up paying off their biggest questions and characters in ways Network TV had never seen before.
Of course, Abrams also worked on the new Star Wars trilogy. One of the biggest difficulties against the new Star Wars Trilogy is that most believe it was put together with no plan. While there were individual efforts that were fun, they never felt like a cohesive project being developed and knowing where things would be planted and paid off.
Abrams admits that such projects are happening all the time.
He expanded the idea and said, “There are projects I’ve worked on where we had some ideas that we didn’t work through enough. Sometimes we had some ideas, but then we weren’t allowed to do them the way we wanted. I’ve had all sorts of situations where you plan things in a certain way and all of a sudden you do something that is 180 degrees different and then sometimes it works really well and you feel like, “Wow, this really came together” and others. Sometimes you think, “Oh my god, I can’t believe we’re here,” and sometimes when it doesn’t work it’s because of what you planned, and sometimes when it doesn’t work, it’s because that you didn’t do it [have a plan]. ”
That’s the problem in Hollywood. People either come up with a plan and don’t know how to deviate, or they approach something without a plan and then get upset when no one can figure out how things are related.
Of course, here I wonder if he’s subtly talking about it war of starsBut the fact that he’s so open to plans and how Hollywood has gotten a little spontaneous is fun and informative.
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