Here’s a question I made up because I’ve never seen this issue covered:
Amazing site! Here’s my question: Everybody talks about how to direct, but no one addresses the really important stuff, like what a director should wear. Any advice?
Wow, what an amazingly insightful question!
For an indie director, what you wear matters, because you’re going to be in it all day. (And possibly all night when you collapse in a stupor at the end of the day.) It’s important to be comfortable all day long…and it’s a long day we’re talking about, especially on location shoots. (Isn’t every independent film a location shoot?) What I walk out the door wearing is probably what’s going to be on me all day long. I’ve found that anything I take off during the day usually ends up lost or borrowed. While making smart choices about what you wear on set may not seem all that crucial the first day or two of your shoot, by day 17, little choices can translate to big differences in your ability to push ahead without your body going into revolt. (continue reading…)