I know a few gaffers who want to be DP's, which is fine of course, BUT I found out that they have been cutting their "DP Demo. Reels" (ie reels that they intend to get jobs as a DP with, which only state them as DP and not Gaffer in any way) using footage from shoots that they Gaffed NOT DP'd, mixed with shoots that they did DP without any deliniation between the two. They seem to try and justify this by saying "Well I lit the scene", I find this quite outrageous, and just as bad as me making a Directing reel with everything that I DP'd on it and justifying it by saying "Well I shot those scenes".
Luckily the gaffer I use doesnt want to be a DP because If he ever did this to me there would be one less Gaffer in the world once I found out.
Also, I have gaffed on a bunch of good looking projects but wouldn NEVER dream of using any of it in my DP demo. Reel.
What does everyone else think about this and what can be done about it?
Edited by Tomas Koolhaas, 01 December 2006 - 07:20 PM.