WE LEARN EVERYDAY....
Posted 10 October 2008 - 11:17 PM
But what about cinematographers like Roger Deakins??? What does he learn??
Post below, something recently that you have learnt (to do with film and tv for all you smartarses out there!)
I am particularly interested in the responses of those that have been in the industry for while...
Posted 12 October 2008 - 08:51 PM
And often you're momentarily stuck for a solution on something as mundane as to where to place the key light for a scene, or how to hide it in an ambitious camera move.
I just had to shoot a scene in a tent of parachute material with moving cloud patterns projected on it, a scene set during a theatrical show on a set representing Heaven. I had to figure out what sort of projectors to use (ended up with 2K scenic projectors with moving metal slides) and how to get the space between the cloud patterns to be blue, not black (ended up bouncing an uncorrected HMI on the white wall outside the tent.) Not to mention how to light the people inside the tent.
And before this project, I shot two RED features, which required some learning. And this current show is my first Genesis project. So there is always something new to learn.
Posted 18 October 2008 - 09:51 PM
Posted 18 October 2008 - 11:35 PM
Just ask any Nobel prize scientist if now he or she can just relax, having reached the end of their learning journey. Very likely, they would say that they just really started learning, and rightly so.
Posted 18 October 2008 - 11:45 PM
Today I learned that the Letus 35 adapter can be a good friend or a horrible enemy, depending on the shot. I also learned how much I miss shooting film. . .
Posted 20 October 2008 - 12:22 PM