What do you mean, under a lean environment? Lean means “less waste,” and I am not talking about the kind you see in McDonalds, where workers are given a lot of leavings and they are then thrown into an oven without their input. We are talking about the kind of lean that is practiced in manufacturing plants, where they cut down on waste and minimize their impact on the environment.
Under a lean environment is one in which employees are encouraged to use their full potential, to do whatever it takes to make the very best product possible.
In the film industry, there are many lean-style movie production companies. It is well known that the Hollywood system is not the most efficient, and is therefore prone to a lot of waste. And we all know how the movie business is supposed to be, where everyone has something that they do for a living. In fact, that’s what the film industry was created for.
In lean-style companies, there is certainly a lot of waste. But the movie industry is in an even bigger mess. The main problem is that no one really knows what the hell they are doing. The system makes it impossible to learn, and its purpose is to create a film-making environment where everyone gets to do what they want to do, and everyone is rewarded accordingly.
Lean production is based on the idea that things can be better by doing them more efficiently. More on this in a bit.
Lean production is the concept that “it needs to be done the way a person would do it, but done more efficiently”. This means that the people doing the work are expected to do it in a way that makes the project more efficient and reduce waste. One of the primary ways of reducing waste is to hire experts to do what would otherwise be done by someone else. This has been the primary way of reducing waste in film production.
If you have several employees doing the same job, then the chance of you having an efficient project is increased. If you don’t have enough people to do the job in an efficient way, then there will be a waste of time and money. If you have too much to do and don’t let people do it, then things are going to get out of hand and nobody will be happy.
In the film industry, we use the term “lean” almost as a synonym for “efficient.” If you’re thinking about reducing waste, you might as well be using “efficient” as a synonym for “lean.” But in the film industry, “lean” is used to describe a film that has a lot of shots—and an ending that was almost a surprise.
Lean is about saving time and money. But in the film industry, it’s used to describe a film that was set in a very specific time and place. If you have to shoot a lot of scenes, or hire a lot of crew members and have a lot of shots, then in the film industry, you have to do a lot of thinking and planning. And doing things wrong makes things more expensive.
In the film industry, you are not a machine that is constantly thinking about the right way to shoot a scene. Lean is much more about a film that has a lot of shotsand a lot of story and an ending that was almost a surprise. Lean is about saving time and money. But in the film industry, its used to describe a film that was set in a very specific time and place.