Hello again, I am just wondering what it would be like as a dolly grip to collaborate with a camera operator on a production set? Are they fun people in general to work with? Thanks
Collaboration with Camera Op
Posted 18 June 2014 - 11:40 AM
It's a pretty good gig; you're right in the middle of the action. As far as operators being "fun," I don't know that that's the right question. Usually, they're professional, pleasant, thoughtful. Supporting someone in making his work look good is often a good basis for a good relationship, but - as with anyone, there are no guarantees. It's very important as a dolly grip to take charge of your own work. You can't be the operator's puppet. If you get a monitor and demonstrate you can follow the action without being baby sat, you'll have a mutually beneficial relationship.
That said, the one's you have to worry about are the AC's .