The Next Step
Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:51 AM
Posted 04 May 2012 - 05:15 AM
I've decided just recently that I'm going to spend a lot more time on my own stuff, I have some stories that I really want to tell.
A lot of people talk about doing it more than they actually do it though, hopefully I'm one to do it.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:43 AM
Posted 04 May 2012 - 04:28 PM
Really the only advice i can give is to try and start filming some of your own projects, don't be afraid to be a bit ambitious and if possible get some other people involved too. Have a good time shooting, learn from it and keep doing it until you get an opportunity to move up the ladder. Also get people to do you some favors (eg. helping you out with filming), then you can 'owe them one', (hopefully when they have a big project to shoot!)
Good luck anyway!
Posted 04 May 2012 - 06:59 PM
Everyone has equipment, when you need it, it'll be there- trust me.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:07 PM
I worked at an L.A. based rental house for 5 years before going out on my own and getting gigs as a film loader, than a 2nd assistant, then 1st assistant, operator and finally Director of Photography. It took me 10 years to make the move up to D.P. I did have an advantage in that the rental house I worked in was a signatory to IATSE and I was able to join the union while working there.
If the direction you want to take is to immediately become a cinematographer than I think the advice previously offered that you shoot as many projects as you can and build a reel is sound.
Posted 15 May 2012 - 12:08 PM