The interesting thing about this experience is the more time we spend with all the other filmmakers, the more we feel the mutual experience. For some reason we keep thinking about rushing a fraternity. It's that intense and we've found ourselves "protecting the shield". There's something that has happened between day one and day three. Where at once we were sizing each other up and trying to find our pecking order - we have started to let our guard down and genuinely support each other and truly want good things to happen to each other's films.
Somehow this psychological aspect has been very much as part of this lab as the actual invaluable information and case studies.
Today we talked about deliverables and heard from a film that went through the lab last year. We were scared straight but in a good way if that's possible.
I suspect we may all burst into tears on day 5, again, but in a good way.