Didn't mind this episode when it first aired, but I find it really stupid these days. It could be because I'm in college studying film, so I have an idea how movies are made, and they are so never made in a day, even class project short films. In pre-production, everything from scenes to budget have to be planned, and then you go the extra mile and plan for the worst case scenarios. Then you make a schedule and decide which days are best for filming which scenes and is in the actors/actresses own schedules.
When I was younger, I do recall wondering why it was everyone was shouting out stuff during the filming of the battle scene, which might have been picked up by a boom mic somewhere. And having just recently seen it after so many years, I noticed the director (whose dub name is a botched-up version of "Steven Spielberg") was standing right out front where the camera could clearly see him in the shot. Classy.
Oh yeah, and he never shouted out, "action" at all in that episode.
This guy was an annoying idiot, I never liked him from the beginning, and I certainly don't like him now. He's a really bad director, and I hope that "Golden Growlithe Award" is an equivalent of the "Golden Raspberry Award", which is not something to be proud of.
So yeah, this episode is half-bad, half-entertaining only because no one can seem to make a proper film in the Pokémon world.