What's going to make us be in business?
Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:32 PM
I just passed out of college and joined a DP as an assistant.(In South India, the production is little disorganized with a lot of mixed work) When I joined college, it was few months after 5D Mark II was introduced and there was a great amount of Photographers and DOP's making amateur(literally, not about the quality) films and photos.
Now there's more competition than ever and being digital its more easier achieving good exposure and other technicalities than a film camera. In India, atleast, theaters are dying out and last year alone around 75% films had debut Directors/Dp's.
With these things, Apart from a Individual's style what do you think will get a DP a good run in the industry?
(I am just starting out and this is just lingering in my mind for a long time)
Thanks and Regards,
Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:08 PM
Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:09 PM
and when you're finished do some more Networking
Posted 27 July 2012 - 03:44 AM
Adrian what do you mean by political pitfalls?
Edited by Maheshwar E Singh, 27 July 2012 - 03:45 AM.
Posted 27 July 2012 - 09:32 AM
Posted 27 July 2012 - 05:02 PM
Rather than taking the issue up with the food stylist and 'keeping the client happy', he took the issue up with the agency 'go-between' who promptly fired him and he was replaced shortly after.
He was a damn good cinematographer who was well on his way to bigger and bigger projects but thanks to this little diplomatic oversight his work-flow has decreased and his name is tarnished.
If you have respect for everyone on set, you'll find it easier to progress.