Camera Operator Reel
Posted 24 October 2008 - 07:26 PM
My agent called me about an operator position on a series.
I am currently assembling a reel for the DP I suspect. I am thinking of two short quicktimes.
The first being a montage of various shots showing my compositions, eye, movement and handheld work. The second being just a longer take of following an actors performance on a long lens.
Would this be the best way to sell myself? Any feedback would be appreciated.
Posted 25 October 2008 - 10:29 PM
Good luck, JT
Posted 26 October 2008 - 06:39 AM
While I agree that communicating with the actors and crew is important, I don't think it's more important than the actual operating. Having said that, I don't have an operating reel. I have a steadicam reel, but have never done a conventional reel. I probably should, but most of my work is both conventional and steadicam, so if they see that I can compose a nice shot while doing steadicam I kind of figure they know that I can do the same without the rig on.
the actual operating is somewhat less important than running the show imho.
Posted 26 October 2008 - 09:53 AM
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Posted 27 October 2008 - 01:16 AM
Thanks for the replies. Unfortunately, due to my lack of experience, I cannot do allot of the things suggested. I haven't operated on long form drama. The only thing I have done is operating for myself DPing low budget TVC's, corporates and TV shows.