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I'm not a real Cowboy, but I play one in the movies.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

The Business End

Finally got off my ass and wrestled with the new camera. The User's Guide made my eyes glaze over every time I attempted it... ideally, sitting down with some 7D DPs I know would help me assimilate some work-flow know-how, but I don't have the time for that. And why risk pissing them off by appearing to become their competition? Really, guys, on any movie I Direct, I do NOT want to double as Director of Photography.

Found a few good reviews and walk-throughs on YouTube; those, on top of those times I was actually paying attention to my DP friends, should get me started on the road to proficiency. Another way will be to take a working vacation, bringing enough of the gear to make my own short and get some on-the-job self-training.

As I've been asked to DP for 1219 Studios' Tucson Terrorfest entry this summer, why not go home beforehand to PA and shoot "Hooftytown Horror?" My Bro-in-Law, the BinkerDad, is a big horror flick aficionado, so I'll certainly consult him -- and probably put him in front of the camera since I don't know any actors in Hooftytown.

Also have some ideas to get the Binker herself involved... this should be fun.

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