Taylor Bickel asked: What makes a great key grip? The factors that make a great key grip are the same for all crewmembers; most of them are intangible. Assuming the individual is proficient with their tools, techniques and procedures, I’d place emphasis on the following (in no particular order): – sober and mature– a clear … Continue reading “REPLIES TO QUESTIONS FROM LAST FRIDAY”
In the interest of speaking directly to those who want to know, I’m inviting questions from the followers of this blog. All aspects of cinematography and filmmaking are fair game. Remember that in matters of taste and technique there are as many opinions and approaches as there are cinematographers; what you’ll find under this … Continue reading “Q & A #1…”
Learn to trust your eye. Scrutinizing your work shortly after it’s been shot is the quickest way to make connections between your ideas and methods and the ways in which they render themselves onscreen. But don’t get so attached to what you’ve done that you later find yourself stifling adventurous impulses. ASC legend Haskell Wexler … Continue reading “STUDENT QUICK TIP #10”
Part Three of an interview conducted by Arriflex on the occasion of their 100th anniversary.
You cannot do it all on your own! This is the basic fact in a collaborative medium; just ask your crew. The same applies in an artistic sense. No cinematographer can put a unique look on a project without the complete and enthusiastic endorsement of the director. You’ll stand an even better chance of doing … Continue reading “STUDENT QUICK TIP #9”
The second of a four-part interview with Arriflex on the occasion of their 100th anniversary in 2019.
Just because something is new doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better.
Now, for something completely different…Part 1. From the Arriflex 100th Anniversary commemorative film.
Never mistake movement for progress.