The T-Shirt I want to make

Since film school in ’92, I have wanted to make a production related T-shirt:

“HOPE IS NOT A PLAN!”

So many production disasters occur because green producers, directors, or DP’s just “hope” that it won’t rain the day they shoot, or that no one will park in front of the shooting location when we shoot that shot, or that the battery will make it through the entire scene.

The only plan is to think about everything that will go wrong ahead of time and try your best to prepare for it. Ninety percent of production work really needs to be completed before you first step on set and roll the camera. Just my two cents away.