Keeping up with the technology, suggestions?
Posted 16 October 2006 - 12:28 PM
I'm just getting into this AC game and I haven't found a regular DP to mentor me or anything, so I've been hussling up work anywhere I can. With really no idea what I'm doing. I'm learning on the fly, so far lucky enough to work with people that understand I'm just getting going.
But I'm finding it hard to really keep with the gear. Mostly I end up shooting on HD and trying to learn a new camera in a day from a manual written by some technician. Is there somewhere I can find practical information on a lot of the new cameras coming out that are being prefered? I'm thinking mostly the trouble shooting stuff.
And also, what would anyone suggest I do to really understand what I'm expected to do when I can't access any source of specific AC training in my city?
Posted 16 October 2006 - 05:55 PM
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Posted 23 October 2006 - 02:38 AM
The only bummer is, this usually requires working for free. Learning camera is tough, especially if you're living on your own or something and trying to pick things up by experience because most of the time starting out, nobody wants to pay you. But sooner or later you get good, you get your name out there and start getting some decent paying gigs.
*I dont know if you live in Los Angeles, but if you do PM me because I'm directing a very small scale 35mm shoot coming up the first weekend in Nov. I primarily work in camera as a 2nd/PA, but I'm trying my hand at directing and my DP is really nice, she showed me a lot of stuff and would be more than willing to have you hang out or help out.