Those of us in the camera department have known for years that we dress to impress – by being ready for cold weather, hot desert, or a really long day. Adam Carolla agrees and, on one of his podcasts turned into this video, explains why cameramen dress the best.
Each scene in a well-crafted film contains dozens of examples of how the art of cinematography can affect an audience and draw them further into a story or a character. All you have to do is study those films and be willing to learn to become a better cinematographer.
As a cinematographer, Haskell Wexler has brought to life some Hollywood classics and brought home two Oscar statues. But Wexler has also had to put up with the same strenuous working conditions that film crews are often beholden to. Specifically, long working hours that cause sleep deprivation. So he did what any filmmaker might do – he made a movie about it.
When Netflix handed David Fincher the keys to a $100-million production called “House of Cards,” nobody knew what was going to happen. Would the investment pay off? Would Fincher flounder or flourish in television? Is it still considered TV even if it never broadcasts over the cable pipes?
For those with heavy experience, this video is a nice reflection of what you encounter everyday. For those new to the film industry, this video is a brief, concise crash course in the basics of how a film crew operates.
Today the filmmaking jokes are back, but with a twist: they’re all animated GIFs, taking after blogs like #whatshouldwecallme (if you haven’t seen it yet, I apologize for sending you down the rabbit hole).
To freelance in the film industry is to always glean more knowledge from every show you work on. And the spec commercial here that teases “Roddick is Coming” is no different. As an AC on the shoot, I ended up with a few lessons learned.
It’s time for camera assistants — and filmmakers in general — to get in on the jokes and make their own meme fun. So here’s 20 memetastic memepics to satisfy your cravings for bold white text and filmmaking related humor.
Over at The Black and Blue Facebook page, I held a mini-contest and asked people to submit behind the scenes production stills. Some were funny, some were impressive, and one was even sexy – you’ll see…
On my first set, I needed something like a crew diagram to help me navigate through the set. And now I’ve created my own. I’ve taken five photos from various sets and labeled each one for your entertainment – or education.