Posted 10 September 2007 - 08:08 PM
Posted 10 September 2007 - 08:54 PM
It's not strictly accurate, to be more specific.
Posted 10 September 2007 - 09:24 PM
Posted 11 September 2007 - 01:07 AM
Just wondering what the general consensus is.
Posted 11 September 2007 - 01:56 AM
If you put it in your resume it is going to come back and bite you in the behind... yo will be better if you are 100% honest with your resume
Posted 11 September 2007 - 08:13 AM
Posted 11 September 2007 - 04:58 PM
This industry is a lot smaller than people think and if there is any doubt about who did what you don?t want to get a reputation for claiming credit for stuff you didn?t do.
Posted 11 September 2007 - 05:01 PM
I was several times hired as just the Steadicam guy and ended up operating the A or B camera instead or even the crane... no steadi credit. Or both ergo steadi/camera.
The moment you pick up the rig and you do a shot, you can get the credit. Also if you are not the main operator I use "additional Steadicam operator". Usually you get credited if you are the guy with the most days, if other operators were also working on the project.
Posted 12 September 2007 - 06:00 AM
At least i got the footage after the job so i used it in my showreel.
Posted 12 September 2007 - 11:03 AM
Posted 12 September 2007 - 11:07 AM
It seams that of late the steadicam has become so integrated into the production package that it's not mentioned separately.
...or paid for!
Posted 12 September 2007 - 11:16 AM
"We are giving you less per hour then last year and as a thank you, you will throw in the rig for free... Deal? If not, I can call one of the other 20 guys in cue."
Posted 12 September 2007 - 11:27 AM
And in TV... the camera department is not mentioned at all...
No so on our show Erwin... By contract "Long Credits" must be run once a week. But you are right all operators are lumped together.
Here's a twist on the original post; We get a different rate for ped/Handheld/steadi/jib. Say you were hired to do hand held and then switched to a ped. Does one still put in for the higher rate? I must admit I have depending on the production and how I was treated.
Posted 06 October 2007 - 12:50 PM
IMDB on the other hand consistently either gives me credit for something I didn't do, gives me a different credit for something I did (ie, operator instead of steadicam operator, et.) or gives somebody else credit for something I did. Unfortunately, it's nearly impossible to get IMDB corrected or get it 100% right.
To answer the topic starter's question, it sounds like your resume line for that job should say, "Additional Camera Operator". For what it's worth, I don't think it's a bad idea to have some stuff on your resume that just says, "Operator". I've been asked, "...do you also operate a camera when it's not on a steadicam?". Though I never actually answered this way, I'd love to say, "no, absolutely not, I have not clue one about framing a camera when its not floating in front of me and that pan handle and those wheels... forget about it, wayyyy too tricky!"
Posted 07 October 2007 - 05:29 PM
I often work as an underwater director of photography and when I tell people thats what I want my credit to be I often have the DP ask, "I can still put it on my reel right?" Well, I did light it, design most of the shots and shoot it, but they were the DP of the film and had the final say on everything. I don't mind a bit as long as they call me next time they get hired for a film with some underwater shots. Might be a bit weird when we both send reels to someone with the same shot on it...