Film making may look like one of the easiest things to do by those watching. It seems like a very flawless task that is naturally done. For a renowned filmmaker, Alexander Payne, it is not all roses. Film-making requires hard work, resilience, and an ability to work and understand people.
Things are different for every movie. Sometimes Alexander Payne gets actors who don’t know how to act out some scenarios. Sometimes the actors supposed to work together may lack to gel well, lacking the natural chemistry required. Due to the small budgets allocated sometimes, the actors may lack time to socialize well with their team makers and familiarize themselves with the script. This unfamiliarity makes it harder for the director to get the right shot, making it take longer than it usually should have to repeat the same scene.
Alexander Payne also believes in partnering with other people in the film industry to help ease the workload and have different perspectives. He has partnered with Jim Taylor to help in screenwriting. He also partners with other directors, cinematographers, and other critical stakeholders in the filmmaking industry to help ease the production stress. Alexander also believes that to be a better director and keep up with the changing world of film. The new sound effects and music produced may help the director show the editor how the scenario should turn out.
He believes filmmakers can make movies that everyone will appreciate by having their audience in mind while creating and having a good rapport with the movie cast. He has been able to stay on top of his game by producing relatable movies for his audience by writing about real-life situations. Alexander Payne has won several awards, including the Oscars. He has been a judge in several film festivals like Cannes and the most recent Tribeca festival, which happened between 6thand 20th June 2021.