Tips From the Back of the Grip Truck: Ep.4 – Don’t Try to Direct AND Shoot Your Feature or Short – Delegate
Many independent Directors want to direct and shoot their “baby”. But taking on the responsibilities of Director AND being the DP/Camera operator in my view is a HUGE mistake and this video explains why.
Professionally created training videos are effective. They save you money on training, get your employees up and running faster, and can even save your butt. Seriously.
Being successful as a a DP (Director of Photography) requires more than just how to utilize lights and equipment. You need to know how to deal with people and be a leader. That requires more than a little bit of self confidence.
More advice from Cinematographer Jim Ross to help on your low/no budget shoots. How to get a better look when you don’t have a ton of gear.
When working on shorts or low/no budget pieces where you have no time to prep, you rarely have time to compile a shot list, let alone have the time to complete all those shots even if you did. So how to get the coverage you need?