joeydanna at gmail.com
Mon Oct 8 04:40:26 BST 2012
I tell my clients that even if they are shooting on digital - they should treat the shoot like a film shoot.
The lighting and sound crew is, for the most part - identical.
When alexa or red is shot in that type of environment, the results are stunning.
But i've seen the opposite too - "oh its shot on such and such magic camera - we don't need to spend nearly as much on lighting." Yea right.
Im not old enough to have ever really worked with film professionally, but i love shooting stills on film. Cant explain it, my photos just always seem to come out better when i do.
On Oct 7, 2012, at 10:23 PM, Martin Wells <colourblonde at gmail.com> wrote:
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> I've recently moved back to Toronto and to my surprise, everything is shot on video. When I say video, I mean red, alexa, hdcam,C300, 5D, 7D, GoPro, etc.
> My question is this.. Does anyone miss the film days? I don't necessarily mean dealing with film and all the stuff that went along with that but I mean dealing with people that knew what the consequences of dealing with film was.
> It seems to me that more times than not, I deal with cameramen that have no idea how to light a room, what a white balance is or even how to keep a constant light within a scene. Surely, it must be easier today due to the simple fact that they can look at the monitor directly after shooting the scene and say yes... or no...
> I seem to remember that d.o.p.'s of the past gave a shit. Maybe I'm just getting old and a bit bitter but it does seem to me that now any Larry and their brother can pick up a camera and call themselves d.o.p's.
> They're not..
> I personally think they are merely cameramen. I think true d.o.p.'s are a rare bunch. I have worked with a few but very few.
> I do my best to make any pile of crap look like a diamond but at the end of the day, if it starts out brown, it's very difficult to make it gold.
> Am I alone?
> Martin Wells
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