ASC Videos from ICSC 2011 - New Generation of Cinematographers
Posted 16 July 2012 - 09:43 PM
Please watch this video released by the ASC and share your opinion.
There are many many more if you are interested:
Posted 17 July 2012 - 11:33 AM
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 07:59 PM
I have to agree with what Sean said. It is really hard to find mentors within the industry. There was recently a rather large Hollywood movie shooting for about 2 months in my town (which never gets any movie action) and I contacted the Cinematographer, in hopes of perhaps getting to meet him and learn a few things, and I never received a response. Now he seems like an incredibly nice guy and I understand he was probably extremely busy with the movie but I really would have loved to learn a few things from him and talk with him about cinematography. I was lucky enough that there is an operator who lives near me, who showed me how the use a light meter and a few other things but other than that, I have never had a real mentor. I think there defiantly needs to be a better system in place to attach aspiring cinematographers with people in the industry who can help them out.
Just wanted to say, the story has a great ending! Josh Bleibtreu, ASC, who was doing the second unit cinematography for said film, invited me to come and shadow him and other members of the camera department for the day. Many thanks to him and the crew for taking me in and showing me what they know!
Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:58 PM
But I digress... Let me just say that a mid level DP like me doesn't have a lot of power on a movie set, I'm just an employee, so bringing in guests, students, etc. is frowned upon, leaving only actual student interns covered by school liability insurance who can be on a set, and then you run into other issues.
The last two years I have been working out of town so there is also the problem of simply meeting with students on my spare time when we aren't in the same city.