Camera or Grip/Electric?
Posted 28 November 2007 - 05:51 AM
Just curious? What are the differences between a DP that comes up through camera department as compared to G&E, if there are any? What are the experiences like working with both as comparable? Or is this a rhetorical question?
Posted 04 December 2007 - 02:54 AM
Posted 04 December 2007 - 03:40 AM
Well one knows how to light and the other knows how to load a camera. Which do you think is more important for a DP?
What are the differences between a DP that comes up through camera department as compared to G&E, if there are any?
There are great DPs that have taken both routes but I personally feel that you should take every opportunity to do as much of both lighting and camera as you can.
It seems to me that most people who want to be DPs take the camera path and tend to neglect learning about lighting. As a result I have seen many green DPs who didn't know much about lighting. They eventually learn to light(or stop DPing), but I personally think you should know a bit about lighting before you do any professional DP work.
The opposite is of course also true as a DP who is an excellent Gaffer but doesn't know the first thing about framing or operating a camera probably isn't going to produce the greatest results.
Posted 04 December 2007 - 05:21 AM
Edited by Chayse Irvin, 04 December 2007 - 05:22 AM.