Here’s a list of filmmaking terms I’ve compiled that, in a twisted world, would be spoken only in a hotel room with a hooker and a $100 bill. Instead we shout them on set.
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I wish I could tell you that everyone in the film industry is nice as cherry pie, but I know it’s not true. At some point, you’re going to encounter an asshole. How you deal with them will have a tremendous effect on the path your career takes — for better or worse.
I’ve reached back into the well and found another 100 resources perfect for filmmakers, cinematographers, camera assistants, and just about anyone who has ever stepped on a film set.
Before we move forward through 2013, I’d like to go backwards into 2012 and reflect on the most popular posts from The Black and Blue this year — chosen by you based on your visits.
Roger Deakins is a living legend. He’s one of my favorite cinematographers and for a good reason: his talents are undeniable, his philosophy level-headed, and his contribution to film significant. So when he talks (or types), I listen. As should you.
Imagine this: after going back and forth for days, you’ve finally been offered your first film gig and feel like you’re taking a step in the right direction for your film career. But there’s a catch — there always is, isn’t there?
By no means do I consider myself a cinematographer. But I do consider myself a pretty good camera assistant who has worked with talented cinematographers. These five tips are what I have taken away from my career as an AC and they are lessons you can apply right now if you’re striving to be a cinematographer.
Intention doesn’t make the mistakes any less dumb, nor the consequences any less serious. So if you’re looking to join the ranks of a Hollywood crew someday, do your best to avoid these 7 idiotic mistakes that are — unfortunately — common among first-timers.
How you respond verbally to crew exposes your attitude. The pace at which you (reasonably) move reflects on your efforts. The amount of attention you supply reveals your passion. Your ability to competently complete tasks — and fix it when you don’t — defines your skills.