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What are some things that directors can do to make your life easier?


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#1 scott karos

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 10:37 PM

When you're working with a director on a shoot of any kind, what qualities and knowledge are most valued to you as a DP?
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#2 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 11:24 PM

One who listens and is not a self-proclaimed dictator.


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#3 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 08 November 2014 - 01:47 AM

I am oft surprised when i do sneak onto other sets the tone set by some DoPs in terms of the power dynamics


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#4 Albion Hockney

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Posted 08 November 2014 - 12:30 PM

So many amatuer sets or commercials the DP's and Directors are just doing differnt jobs.


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#5 Michael LaVoie

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 09:34 PM

Hire name actors and a career 1st A.D.  Also they can make sure there's a budget big enough for what they want to do.  Line up those 3 elements and we're off to a great start!


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#6 Richard Boddington

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 12:48 PM

One who listens and is not a self-proclaimed dictator.

 

Blah, you just removed 90% of the fun of being a film director.

 

R,


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#7 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 02:29 PM

Be prepared. Don't try to 'wing it'. Be able to communicate. Understand that it's not just your actors that need Direction.


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#8 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 02:31 PM

 

Blah, you just removed 90% of the fun of being a film director.

 

R,

 

I waiting for someone to chime in with a comment like that!...LOL


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#9 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 02:33 PM

Hire name actors and a career 1st A.D.  Also they can make sure there's a budget big enough for what they want to do.  Line up those 3 elements and we're off to a great start!

 

That's not an illogical strategy, but it also simply isn't a feasible one for many people's projects.


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