“Up in the Air” director Jason Reitman is talking about directing in this clip from KPCS, but a lot of his advice (put actors in the room and see what happens, plans can be a waste of time because you don’t know what you need until you edit, the “perfect science” approach taught in grad school ignores the chaos of reality, etc.) applies to creating a product or business too. Also, interesting to hear how he filmed/edited the entire airport security scene from “Up in the Air” on a camcorder first and then brought in the real crew to recreate it.

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