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#1 David Allen Grove

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 03:13 PM

 


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#2 Brent Johnson

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 05:03 PM

Interesting, I didn't know Mr. Cameron did all of the Hand Held operating.   Would that mean he would have to still pay the camera operator even though hes not working?


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#3 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 05:23 PM

Does anyone have the full interview? I'd love to see this quote back into context.


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#4 Alan Rencher

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 07:53 PM

I've had directors operate while I sit around... sometimes i wish i could just tell them no.
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#5 RonBaldwin

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 10:20 PM

There are a lot of control-freak directors and dp's out there. The trick is to either bring them booze or just don't suck
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#6 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 12:58 AM

That's one of the reason why I was attracted to the steadicam world. it's the only shot the Director will not want to operate, -- ever. 

Sometimes when a director wants to operate I let him do a few takes then offer to releive him of the camera now that I understand perfectly what he is looking for. Doesn't work every time though. After all it's their film in the end. 


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#7 thomas-english

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 03:35 AM

I've seen some directors operate handheld and be quite good.


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#8 JobScholtze

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 12:07 PM

I like to take over the directing once in a while. ...........


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#9 Jason Glucksman

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 12:28 PM

Here's the full interview: http://www.g4tv.com/...=hd#video-48219

His brief steadicam comment is in the second half of the interview, so you need to fast forward through all the nonsense to the end of the clip at 08:48 and it will boot up the next clip automatically.  


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#10 EH Marshall

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 06:59 PM

Some directors even own and operate steadicam.


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#11 Alan Rencher

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 09:32 AM

Sticking isn't the issue. Some directors are good operators and bad communicators, and some just have big egos.
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Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:24 PM

He tried it at least once.. ;)

 

http://www.transvideo.eu/en/node/338


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#13 Mariano Costa

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:30 PM

Interesting, I didn't know Mr. Cameron did all of the Hand Held operating.   Would that mean he would have to still pay the camera operator even though hes not working?

 

On Terminator 2 Jimmy Muro refused to operate on that helicopter flying below that overpass on the freeway, so he did it - on True Lies he couldn`t stand the thought of letting the others have all the fun and operated out of a helicopter while the hired operator had a paid break on the ground...


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#14 RonBaldwin

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 05:39 PM

When it comes to heli's and dangerous stunts...I welcome not only the director or dp, but any grip, juicer, pa or crafty to do it! It's all about getting home...well, Jumbos then home.
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#15 Brian Freesh

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 10:29 PM

And then probably Jumbo's again


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