To Steadicam or not to?
Posted 21 January 2004 - 10:33 AM
Posted 21 January 2004 - 10:54 AM
try to be invisible....like ninja.
Posted 21 January 2004 - 11:21 AM
Posted 21 January 2004 - 01:00 PM
Posted 26 January 2004 - 02:07 PM
Do it for the quality of the production!!!
A director and producer will not give you more "credit" when your steadicam work didn't add to the show. (practice on student films etc. ) When you're a good hand-held, don't spoil the relationship. Always be shure to have a proper reason for the steadicam. Discuss with the director about specific features , shots, movements before the rehearsal day.
The director(s) will appreciate the quality more than the trouble. Think from his/her point of view...
By the way; get yourself a focus puller for close-ups etc.
better pics and gives your brain some extra spare time to operate properly!
Patrick van Weeren
Posted 27 January 2004 - 01:30 AM
A director and producer will not give you more "credit" when your steadicam work didn't add to the show. (practice on student films etc. )
It's very easy to turn off a DP or a Director to use Steadicam.
I spend a week on a feature (because the Producer wanted me) just sitting around as the DP didn't wanted to use Steadicam, because his past experience were very bad... He came up with new ways of avoiding Steadicam at all cost until he ran out of excuses to the Producer, that was actually paying me NOT to sit around.
He had to use me and it seams that I restored the picture of the Steadicam and he is calling me back since then...
What's my point?
Only do jobs, that you are absolutely sure you can handle... It's very easy to get on somebodies shit-list that will never hire you again... Also don't burn any bridges with old employers...
Makes sence? Good Luck!
Posted 27 January 2004 - 05:26 PM
I would beg to differ on the "old employers" thing. Old employers who book you one day before a job, swear at you, don't feed you, work you eighteen hours then don't pay you can be told where to get off. Unfortunately this entirely describes the Steadicam experience if you're not Erwin Landau!
Posted 27 January 2004 - 11:12 PM
I would also agree with Patrick....we all know the importance of sometimes just doing what's asked....and do it very well...and not spoil any business relationships.
You don't want to acquire the label as the great handheld op who keeps breaking the director's balls to use the rig before a big show...ya know?
If you do end up using your rig....best of luck...and be all over the staging/carp crew to make sure your pathways are as clean as possible.
Posted 28 January 2004 - 07:37 AM
Unfortunately this entirely describes the Steadicam experience if you're not Erwin Landau!
Ooooooooh, Somebody needs a hug....
Posted 28 January 2004 - 04:26 PM
Posted 28 January 2004 - 10:42 PM
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Posted 30 January 2004 - 08:33 PM
Hey, if you need another camera op on this show send me an email.
Posted 30 January 2004 - 10:51 PM
Posted 11 February 2004 - 06:45 PM