A quick motivational love note on building a show from the ground up. I know there are a lot of people out there trying to start something special in their own way and that’s so cool. It is a generation of people willing to go to the next level and I want to support your cause. There are people in this world that have made it but will never encourage the next generation to succeed. Me on the other hand I truly believe that we are at the pinnacle to creating a whole new generation of greatness for generations to come. Below are a few simple words as different worlds come together to create a show.
Everything in the Creative world is complicated, and everything is slow in this kind of environment as ideas come together and amalgamate into one focus. The reason this all works out is because we have a responsible and dedicated team that are available in every way to make this project possible. That’s what is so fun working with passionate people, it’s not work, it’s the ultimate play, it’s because these individuals are as dedicated to the project as much as I am. Making dreams and ideas come to life, and making sure these visions happen and gelling them together.
This is the real magical part of creation. When all the different mediums comes together, and you can see everyone’s ideas mold harmoniously to tell a story that will blow the minds of others away sitting in the seats. Together, TOGETHER! We did it together, it’s not about one individual that came up with the original plan, it is the mutual bonding of the teams heartbeat that binds the show together. It is not about ego, it is about the happiness and creation of a product that people will love to talk about and see over and over again.
That feeling of togetherness grows into community, a world community. That feeling of being at the right place at the right time, its amazing. And there is some luck that is for sure, but there is a lot of planning for success to make it there in the first place.The feeling of knowing we are a doing something special together.
Success, how is it made? Creatives design, number pushers find the money, the crew and the cast are brought together, promoters sell the show, the house is full of people and you can hear the buzz in the air when the crowd is seated. The excitement backstage builds, the nerves fire while waiting for the show to begin. The cast stand in anticipation creating and doing their goodies that traditionally take place behind set. as well as jokes, high fives, fist pumps, bum smackers, and hugs. Its all about the experience that we create together in a show. The feeling of awesomeness and a sense of family on stage has come alive.
Its those final moments before the go is called over the radio, all the pressure is on you, and a million thoughts rush through your mind “did I do that?, what about this?, I need to pee!”, and then it begins. The house darkens. and crowd cheers from excitement and the show starts to come to life. You feel the emotions come time life as the bass reveals itself in the darkness, the main goes up, and in an instant the set is revealed when the lights lite up the stage. The music fills the air with sound and surrounds your body as if you are swimming in the notes and the crowd’s attention is drawn in as the talent takes to the stage.
Behind the set the black shirts stand do their own show backstage with calls, props, and set movement, as they constantly organize the space, and create smiles from their kind kick ass mindset. Always watching out for each other and the cast as big brothers and sisters do, and always snickering and they see dressers scramble to change the costumes on the talents bodies as they go on and off stage over and over again during the show.
You feel the adrenaline rushing through the performers bodies, and the sense of their body and facial expressions coming through to the audience in their seats. It is a brilliant feeling when the recipe to success comes together and you hit your mark. We all give life to the show together. It is the air we breathe, it is the mediums we desire to absorb into our soul, and in your mind it is absolute Magic.
I have learned over time, to be a leader of the people you must let them do what they know how to do best. Lead them from the heart and for why you do what you do. People grow fond of the people who respect them and their abilities and let them unleash their talents on your behalf. People believe in the leader when they know they are treated fairly and know safety is always a key factor. Trust is created when the system is proven to protect and grow a community. In my opinion the people who you want to work with to achieve the best result on a project are people with little ego, and honestly they many not be the most qualified professionals yet they understand how and what you need to do. They may not be the ones with the best credentials, nor the most experience, yet they are the people who have the most passion for what we are doing, they are driven to improvise, adapt, overcome and driven to win. These people are the ones that really, really want to be involved. If you work with individuals that are as passionate as you are (or I am), and are coachable and willing to work in a team environment look no further. I know then they are as passionate about success and then you cannot fail. You can only SUCCEED!
Three Key Steps to Success
Do Stuff you Love
Work with People who Love the Stuff you Do
Make good Stuff
Kick Ass and Have a great day everyone.