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 said that when low budgets denied him dailies early in his career he was forced to become more bold in his approach, and therein lies the rub. Thanks to the amazing quality of today’s onset monitors, there’s no excuse for playing it safe.

So whenever you think you might be pushing the look too far…try pushing it a little bit more!


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