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Timothy J. Allen
Rules for Producers and Editors
on Jul 7, 2006 at 11:11:14 pm

While I could come up with a different list of "Rules for Producers" or "Rules for Editors" and post them in the Comedy forum, here are some suggestions for Producers out there who work with Editors and vice versa. These are adapted from a list originally from General Jefferson Davis Howell, when he was Center Director for NASA Johnson Space Center. The comments are based on my perspective of these rules as a producer/video editor...

1. Never stereotype your coworkers. Give them the attention and respect they rate as individuals.
Every person working on the team to complete your video becomes just as important as you treat them.

2. People normally live up to your expectations of them.
Editors can provide invaluable creative input, or they can become mere button pushers. Producers can be both creative and decisive - or not. Expect good work and you will generally get good work.

3. Never underestimate the effect that you as a Producer or Editor have on your team.
If you come off as panicky or indecisive or unfriendly, those symptoms will spread like a virus through your team. If you are collected, friendly and confidant, the rest of the team will model your behavior.

4. Let your people do their job.
If you are a Producer, don


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grinner
Re: Rules for Producers and Editors
on Jul 9, 2006 at 9:44:43 pm

great post, man.



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Chaos Wrangler
Re: Rules for Producers and Editors
on Jul 14, 2006 at 9:40:11 pm

This one goes up on the wall.

Thanks
Drew

Chaos is the beginning of everything.


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