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Dir to DP: "You light it however, I'll fix it"


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#1 Evan Winter

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 12:19 AM

In a behind the scenes look at the shooting of Kelly Clarkson's latest video 'Don't Waste Your Time' the f/x experienced director is being asked a question about lighting by his DP (matching what is being shot to a reference photo) and responds, "You can light it however you want to and I'll fix it.".... Ouch (watch the AD [I think] laugh nervously at the comment).

I'm hoping the Dir was just making a joke for the camera but no matter what the intention of the comment I can't help but feel that it's a joke that comes at the expense of the DP's abilities and craft. I guess we all do or say silly things every now and again but in this day and age every mistake is captured somewhere. :(

The B.T.S video on youtube (the moment in question comes up at 3:45):
http://www.youtube.com/v/xDwfknE382Y
and the finished music video:
http://www.youtube.com/v/evYtJMo2VhYhttp://www.youtube.com/v/evYtJMo2VhY

Edited by Evan Winter, 07 October 2007 - 12:20 AM.

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#2 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 12:58 AM

'twas a joke I think
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#3 Patrick McGowan

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 01:09 AM

It was an douchebaggy joke. This business has more than a couple d-bags.


Sorry, but it does and I love it.
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#4 Michael Nash

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 01:14 AM

It sounded to me like the DP was talking about continuity between the foreground plate being shot and the existing BG plate, and the director was half-jokingly saying "don't worry about it, I'll deal with the continuity."
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#5 Ram Shani

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Posted 08 October 2007 - 01:29 AM

the director should wear this shirt

http://www.cafepress...pt_/fpt_/c_666/


:P
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#6 Chayse Irvin

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Posted 08 October 2007 - 04:44 AM

Ugh. That video sucked.
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