Film-making Is Like Wine Making

Francis was in town this week talking about wine and other things.

Are there similarities between the film and wine businesses?

Definitely. The process is the same, with three stages. In film, you gather the source material. That’s the research or the story material or the writing. The gathering in wine is the gathering of the grapes. The second phase in film is, you take what you’ve gathered, which some days was good, some days was bad, and through the editing you assemble, just as in wine you taste the different lots and then you assemble what you think is the best wine. Then you have the third phase, which is the entire process of finishing, which in film is all the sound and mix and colour correction and finally taking it to the audience. In wine, it’s the same thing, the fining and the aging and the bottle aging and ultimately putting it into the package.”

From the Globe & Mail. Here.

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