Do you like technical stuff or emotional stuff?
Posted 12 September 2011 - 06:50 PM
Do you get more pleasure out of working on films and being around the crew, lights, lenses, magazinesm, c-stands, green-screen, gels, dollies/track, or do you get more pleasure out of watching what you helped create the day before when watching dailies?
Posted 13 September 2011 - 01:43 AM
Posted 13 September 2011 - 04:02 AM
How could a 2nd camera assistant be happy in life or a copyist in the darkroom having the consciousness of being a donkey?
Can I convey to you how satisfied I can be with having some dozen takes put into synch? I find it also rewarding to hear a positive opinion about some lighting I’ve done. Most of it was muscles and black hands.
Posted 13 September 2011 - 05:22 AM
Something about the stress of a film set makes me feel strangely comfortable too.
Posted 13 September 2011 - 05:23 AM
Nearly all of the crews I've ever worked with have been great. I can only recall one really bad experience, and that was a bikini contest many years back. A lot of it had to do with the fact that there had been a death in the family some weeks before, but the project itself had a lot of BS.
I own't badmouth the client (Ujena "international"), because they had their own set of issues but were otherwise professionally run, but the crew I was with, for some reason, didn't like each other. I couldn't figure it out. You simply don't work like that. Or if you don't like someone, you don't let it effect your professionalism. If someone asks you to grab a backpack full of betacam stock, you do it.
I like everything about media. Out of high school, when I first started in the industry, one of my first jobs was being an assistant to a crane/dolly operator. During some down time when most of the crew were changing the setup, the DP asked me to push the Chapman around for some cutaways.
It was a real thrill seeing my moves being used in next day's dailies. It was like I had become part of the creative team. Good memories.