LOCATION ETHICS (3)
The LMAL Principle - A Its better to always discuss rather than argue about things on set. The former saves time, the latter wastes time, yet every second count on set.
This applies to everyone at the location including the director and its the best way to quickly get things done.
The Listen More, Argue Less principle (LMLC) is vital to ensuring everyone is on same page irrespective of the size of production team.
The director is charge and he knows what he want, its professional to hear his opinion first before bringing yours on board. You can never have a good relationship with a director you're always arguing with. With this established, your opinion also matter, be free to politely advise, this is why you've been hired. But remember, 'advise' not 'command'. As the production designer, if you believe it's not just good enough to have a portrait of MLK Jr in the room of that actor who is a reformist and want to spray a graffiti of Nelson Mandela at his bed side, explain to the director how that will help convey the message of the movie. Explain politely till he sees it, don't just throw it rudely, arguing things through.
A good director listens and can spot a brilliant advise/input.
As the head of any department, work with people who listen more than they argue. As the Art director, you seriously don't want to delay the shooting of a scene because your team couldn't agree on the colour to spray a bucket in the room.
Production is a team work, stakeholders must know how to quickly reconcile their differences and keep walking towards the common goal.
I hope this helps!
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