INCONGRUOUS? I THINK NOT…

            It’s amusingly ironic that the legendary Federico Fellini – a director who never held back on extravagance – is the author of the following statement:             “I don’t believe in total freedom for the artist.  Left on his own, free to do anything he likes, the artist ends up doing nothing at all.  If … Continue reading “INCONGRUOUS? I THINK NOT…”

8.12.2022

STUDENT QUICK TIP #19

            Approach prep the same way you would your health.  Small investments made now will pay large dividends later.             I can’t overemphasize the importance of squeezing as much as you can from every minute during prep!             Over my career I’ve had periods of up to six months (and as little as three weeks) … Continue reading “STUDENT QUICK TIP #19”

8.9.2022

A QUOTE TOO FAR…?

            If you’ve followed this blog to any extent, you’ve noticed that lately I’ve been exploring cinematography from an odd tangent, with quotes and observations from people outside our immediate community.  At first, I hesitated to wander down that road, but there was no need for indecision.  While their sentiments may not seem relevant on … Continue reading “A QUOTE TOO FAR…?”

8.5.2022

PINCH HITTER

            I’m busy prepping a pilot, so today the great French director François Truffaut (1932-1984) will do my talking for me.             His seemingly casual observations carry a lot of weight and are worthy of your attention.  While Truffaut is nominally speaking to fellow directors, they fall in line for cinematographers as well!             It’s … Continue reading “PINCH HITTER”

8.2.2022