The TEAM works. No really.

Have you ever watched a film or play you enjoyed and spent the next week raving about the leading actor in it? Or basing your choice of entertainment merely on the director whose name is on it? Not a bad rule of thumb to wade through the assortment of media available and see something you hope you’ll enjoy. However it’s so much more than just one persons responsibility to create a truly great entertainment.

Part of the joy of working in the arts is contributing to the creative process, doing the best job you can do, sitting back, then letting others add their contributions and seeing what the project as a whole looks like at the end. This goes for all involved in the work; from set dressers and sound recordists to actors, directors and the marketing department.

It’s when a team really pulls together to create the work that the real magic occurrs: not the red carpet glamour of the premiere. When everyone is totally focussed on making the job as a whole the best it can be, no divas, steamroller ego’s or tantrums getting in the way, the result is always something to remember.

A fine example of this is currently being enjoyed by many on netflix: House of Cards. You think that’s ALL down to Kevin Spacey? He is undoubtedly a major talent and not in the least like Francis Underwood. He is surrounded by a top quality team of film makers who support each other and strive for excellence because they know that a superb end product will shine forth and gain praise but also because they ENJOY focussing on doing a great job and pulling together behind that one aim.

So next time you’re heaping praise on an individual, take a moment to consider all the talented people who really are happy to stay out of the spotlight but work equally hard to create the magic.


2 responses to “The TEAM works. No really.”

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