Grip Electric vs Camera Dept: Becoming a DP
Posted 21 May 2008 - 12:56 PM
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Posted 26 May 2008 - 08:08 AM
Posted 02 June 2008 - 09:17 AM
Posted 02 June 2008 - 02:40 PM
i prefer the lighting side of things for my path but i know a lot of people who follow the camera side.
i've worked with and met some amazing dps who knew exactly what light they needed, how far and with what kind of dif to get the look he wanted because he was a great gaffer too.
i've also worked with dps who didn't know sqwat about lighting but made it sound like they did because they're the DP but wasn't able to tell you if a 500Amp Gene was considered big or small. This one in particular set up 5 floppies while i was going 10-1 and i reset them all because he tried setting up one once only to have it fall on somebody else. small shoot (sometimes you have to do your own damn work!)
Either way you're going to have to learn about camera and either way a smart person is not one who know EVERYTHING it's one who knows where to get the info. I don't plan on being the mr know it all but I plan on working with guys who know a lot and can fill in holes for me when I'm a full fledged DP.