From the new focuspulleratwork.com, comes this wonderfully sweet video of actress Jennifer Garner sharing what she misses about being in front of a camera while waiting for Coronavirus to let her return to work:
You can still feel the 1st AC right there with you; and you still have them on your shoulder, or in the back of your mind; as you start to make a sudden movement, you can imagine them catching up with you and anticipating you doing it. Just… dancing. And letting you lead, always.
I wish every actor and actress felt as passionate as she did about the process (and considered each of their movements when we’re pulling focus). Then again, when you strive to be invisible in your work, it’s a compliment to remain in the shadows. Still, it’s nice to have recognition from someone with a career as well established as Jennifer Garner.
So, thank you, Ms. Garner, for the kind words. I speak on behalf of the other camera assistants who’re reading this in saying: we miss it, too!
Also, thank you to E Gunnar Mortensen and the team at Focus Puller at Work for sharing the video. Their new site is already full of awesome blog posts from camera assistant’s that I know personally and/or have seen online floating around in forums. It’s truly a great group of folks and their new site is full of promise and passion – I’m looking forward to more already.
So make sure to check out focuspulleratwork.com for more awesome camera assisting knowledge!