Walk through the shots of each scene in advance of the shoot day with your Director and your DP. Get all the creative debate/disagreements done before you walk onto set. Ammend the time based on those new discussions for better accuracy.
And at the beginning of each day and at lunch walk through them again to refresh.
Whenever waiting on lighting changes, get your Director to chat to their cast and rehearse the action/lines, even if it's off set.
On a real shoot, with real financial obligations and deadlines, its the pre-shoot you put your creative, blue sky thinking pants on. The shoot itself is for actualising that reality. I have never worked with a director who tried to be creative whilst shooting on set, who wasnt cutting shots and shooting terrible soap opera coverage by the end, just to make the day.
Ken Loach proves time and time again why he's such a great film maker. He demonstrates why confronting our politics is such an important part of understanding our humanity.
Just recently getting into podcasts. Never used to think I'd like them. Turns out I was wrong. I think this has a lot of scope and look forward to listening to them in future :D
Hopefully things change. I would like to see a true variety of faces and people in the film/tv world. If anything, it just makes it a more interesting, nicer place to work in. :)
I think it depends on the type of clubs you go to ;)
Ninja Monkey missed out people like Mike Leigh, Ken Loach, who dont care much for the technical side. Do whatever you enjoy the most. I always advise learning about as much as possible. But then again... I love all of it. Ninja monkey also forgot to say that having something important to say on screen is a monumental part of film making, otherwise it's just a huge technical masturbation. cough Gravity cough. ;)