Rules of Reels
Posted 26 September 2006 - 11:49 PM
Posted 27 September 2006 - 01:25 AM
Posted 27 September 2006 - 05:00 AM
Unless he is VERY clear that he was the gaffer (and I don?t get that impression) it is very unacceptable, and he will get called out on it eventually. All that said, I have never considered a gaffer for a job who had a gaffer reel (not that I wouldn?t, just that I have never come across one). It is not really appropriate because it is impossible to quantify how much of the look was from the gaffer, not to mention he should not really be taking credit for the look, no matter how much input he had.
Posted 27 September 2006 - 06:13 AM
Gaffer reels usually show that they can effectively achieve the look that the DPs want and in as many situations as possible.
Edited by Darrin P Nim, 27 September 2006 - 06:17 AM.
Posted 27 September 2006 - 08:19 AM
It would be impossible to look at a reel and judge what contribution was the gaffer's and what was the DP's.
Gaffer's are generally hired for their cv's, personality and sometimes what they can bring to the table in terms of equipment they personally own.
Posted 28 September 2006 - 09:51 AM