Funny thing happened on the way to the forum
Posted 18 December 2007 - 06:50 PM
We've also shot writer/directors Randall Wallace and John Gatins, and editor Michael Knue, to be followed by some more notable names later this week. I've heard some great stories about particlar films, including the way John Leonetti pulled off an elaborate single-shot chase scene in Death Sentence.
Everyone has been very gracious, personable and easy-going. Even with minimal gear and crew, the nature of the material has made the shoot a lot of fun...
Posted 18 December 2007 - 08:00 PM
Tell them to shut-up!! You're the DOP.
Posted 18 December 2007 - 08:45 PM
Posted 19 December 2007 - 01:26 AM
Posted 19 December 2007 - 05:02 AM
Other times, I've had your experience where we actually have time and are in their home or the like. They generally are hands off but helpful as they see what I'm trying to achieve.
If there is anything that ever stands out in my mind, it's that to date, not one DP has ever asked to see the monitor to see what they (the shot) look like. They either trust what I'm doing or just don't care. Either way, it's nice to have that respect to let me do my job in my way and that they trust that I'm making them look as great as possible.
Posted 19 December 2007 - 11:48 AM
Looking forward to some screen grabs ; )
Posted 20 December 2007 - 01:37 AM
As a huge X-Files fan I was thrilled to talk with Rob Bowman about the show/movies and filmmaking in general. A really great guy, he even helped haul my Arri light kit down the hall to Jon Turtletaub's office. Jon's a warm and funny guy, and when my producer commented on how calm he seemed for someone who has a major film opening in two days, he said, "you can only worry about the things you can do something about." He also had kind things to say about John Schwartzman and Amir Mokri's work on his film. Brad Silberling was upbeat and cordial despite being busy with last-minute pre-production on Land of the Lost before everyone breaks for the holidays.
As for my shots, our schedule's been tight so my lighting has been very down and dirty -- a 1K chimera for a key and a 650 bounced of the ceiling slightly behind for some ambience and back-ish spill. As much as I would like to make the shots prettier, there simply hasn't been time (or crew) to do anything more than basics. I'm pretty much doing everything myself, including audio. I staged Kevin Bray slightly against a window for some depth, not even realizing how late it had gotten. Half way through the segment we lost the light outside and there went my separation between his dark hair and the background. I quickly re-staged things against his all-white interior, which lacked depth but let us keep rolling and stay on schedule. I was kinda bummed about that one, it looked "fine" but much more bland than I would have liked...
Posted 20 December 2007 - 10:52 AM