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|annie21||Mar 9 2013, 12:39 PM|
Without hard proof to the contrary, I will never be convinced that a 4-month ahead shooting schedule is so much more economical than the 2 or 2.5-month advance schedule they had in 2011. While I initially understood that there were financial savings in condensing the shooting schedule and having down time in order to be able to shift sets around, no one has shown that there is any additional economy of scale to keep pushing it further and further ahead. Meanwhile, the cast and crew are pushed to churn out product faster and faster -- with only one take. Quality can't help but take a hit in that situation. Others on this board and elsewhere have pointed out several other disadvantages.|
My point is that I disagree with those who say this is something we all have to put up with in order to keep the show on the air. There is a law of diminishing returns at play here. While the initial lead time might have made economic sense, it now has gotten out of hand. The incremental benefit gets smaller and smaller while the negatives that were there all along in using this approach are starting to get more pronounced. The executives may be slapping themselves on the back and congratulating each other, but it's going to come back to bite them at some point.
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