Note to self,...
Posted 11 March 2007 - 11:38 PM
Today was just a bad experience all 'round. All I ask, is that a director has at least SOME idea of what blocking and framing he wants.
After about a 1/2 hour, I was ready to go AWOL...but I stuck it out for 4 hours.
Lesson learned, mischief managed, time to move on.
Posted 11 March 2007 - 11:50 PM
Edited by Patrick McGowan, 11 March 2007 - 11:52 PM.
Posted 12 March 2007 - 02:14 AM
Today i was a on a low budget music video. Guerilla, no permits with stunties jumping from building to building. Didn't take long to get kicked out of the local university.
Once you get a feel for good quality shoots the lesser ones feel completely inadequate.
Posted 12 March 2007 - 08:42 AM
We didn't have any solid story line, storyboards, or anything. Let alone any real 'experience'.
Fortunatelly though I had enough sense to pull it off a week before the shoot.
Edited by Daniel Ashley-Smith, 12 March 2007 - 08:44 AM.
Posted 14 March 2007 - 05:01 AM
I think people forget the favour your doing for them, and sometimes that act of generosity is more damaging then saying no straight up. In fact, students could be watching me right now. Must go
Posted 14 March 2007 - 10:21 AM
Film students translating their film school experience into a successful career in film is a long shot at best.
Look at the over all math, not individual cases.
Posted 14 March 2007 - 06:35 PM
I'm movin' on
Posted 15 March 2007 - 02:11 PM
Well, I was held responsible of course, but luckily found an $8 replacement Hoya brand at B&H...so I can now rest at ease and honestly move on
Edited by Jonathan Bowerbank, 15 March 2007 - 02:11 PM.
Posted 15 March 2007 - 03:24 PM
I blame the film schools for not teaching just how much necessary time goes into pre-production on a professional production.
If I were the Emperor of the Universe I would require that every student Director wannabe had to work with a professional Script Supervisor on a couple of productions - and I'd give the SS a very large paddle and permission to use it at will. No storyboard? Two whacks. No blocking rehearsed? Three whacks. No idea of how scenes should be composed? Four whacks. Rude to crew? Forty whacks and sent back to school for retraining as a short order cook.
Posted 15 March 2007 - 06:37 PM
btw, he had the nerve to say (referring to himself) "I'm a Director of Photography too!"...and yet, he had no idea how to work a light meter. Had he not found me he would have been forced to use a little digital Gossen meter that he still hadn't figured out.
A word to the wise: Thug tactics aren't the best when you're working with a serious and respected (within certain circles) DP. I now know why so many people dropped out of this project before me.