What I have learned in the last 5 years is that quality takes time. About 6 months ago I began speaking with Kislay Mukherjee, a form PLU colleague who is currently working as a DBA at Amazon, about making a short film. Both of us have an interest in moving into the film production industry. The film making industry is a interesting field that has no formal process for getting in. It used to be that you had to live in Los Angeles or New York, and you had to know some one in the business. With the democratization of production due to technology advancement anyone can make films both short and feature length. Being software developers we are applying much of the software development rigor to our short film production process. We began our pre-production in January of this year meeting and agreeing to meet Sundays for an hour. These meeting tend to go over our allotted time, but this is always a good sign. Like I have said before in some of my other posts, that to be effective one must start with the end in mind. We settled on the target of the Tacoma Film with a due date of June this year for submission. We spent a month working on the script and developed an abstract science fiction love story. We are currently in the stage of story boarding and are about to begin casting. Technology has not only allow for more people to make films. It also allows more people to participate in film production, because it allows us to over come the space and distance. As we move along we hope to recruit more remote and local resources to complete our film, but I am of the belief that this will way of the production in the future, and the more that you plan the better your results.