Yes sorry I probably should have mentioned that is was Doc /Corp directors .. where a lot or most of the time.. to varying degree,s.. its like.. well here we are.. X and Y and Z are important to this scene.. go and get it.. your not being directed as it were.. apart from a certain style thats been discussed before hand.. and what needs to be shown/seen/conveyed.. if possible .. and you are deciding the coverage literally as it happens in some cases.. they want to know you will get the cut aways/wides/ can hand hold.. etc as well as compose and light..
But even for drama.. I guess it comes down to the dir and how they want to work.. some concentrate on the actors and let you do your thing.. others want to actually operate the camera..!. I guess thats why Dir/DP,s will often team up when ever they can .. because they get on and think the same..
Ive never shot big commercials so I don't know that world .. well could be that that they want only to see pretty pictures and have control over everything else.. but you,d hope there would be some collaboration.. I once had a director basically use me like an operator and on /off button pusher with his head stuck in the monitor all day.. and it didnt end well.. I was even told off for shooting B roll ,without his permission basically, and he told me he would never use them.. without even seeing them.. !! .. I think I might be a bit worried about a dir who thought his/her position could be usurped .. from someones showreel
Edited by Robin R Probyn, 14 July 2015 - 07:16 AM.