I want to be the cinematographer.
Posted 02 April 2006 - 03:06 PM
i know film. i know how it works. i know that my own composition gets a lot of attention and a lot of praise from local talent. but i don't know where to go from here. LA is expensive and so is NY. it's all about who you know, and i don't seem to know anyone.
i'm a mobile unit...a student graduating in May with little to lose or leave behind. i have a small reel to show and a lot of ideas partially scripted. i guess what i am looking for is a director/producer that wants to take a chance and let a "novice" take a serious seat on their production. i could do it. direct, or shoot, or script even though the camera is what i want to control. it's all just a matter of finding a production in need.
i've lived through film all my life. it's what i've always wanted to do. i have been on local shoots as a PA and as an asst. camera. but that's been in video, and independent features is where i know i could fit best. if you know anyone that needs someone with some natural talent to prove, PLEASE let me know. i'll be looking harder in the meantime.
Posted 02 April 2006 - 03:28 PM
"i guess what i am looking for is a director/producer that wants to take a chance and let a "novice" take a serious seat on their production"
If you where the producer would you do that? Or would you want David Mullen to shoot your film? Even on a low budget you could always ask him, the worst he'd say is no.
Should we let a novice take a serious seat in the operating room? Should we let a novice take a serious seat at the controls of a multi million dollar jet fighter?
Come on, I think you answered your own question.
Posted 02 April 2006 - 03:38 PM
Posted 02 April 2006 - 04:56 PM
i thought people would automatically label me a PA if they knew i was just coming out of school. it's not true. still photography has been a 7 year hobby and i've shot movies whenever the batteries in the camcorder were charged.
and i am trying a music video right now. saw the band play last night...great stuff. i'm getting equipment (possibly) from the local production house i work for. location permissions are on their way.
i really just want on an independent movie shoot. i just recently saw the trailer for "brick" (2005) and was stoked (once more) about finding my way into the industry.