2. You Must Discover Your Own Style
4. Work Inside Your Practical Limits
7. “Cinematography is More Than a Camera”
“There is as much hype about the ‘excellence’ of film as there is about many of the new digital cameras. How quickly we can gloss over the unstable projection, the scratches and reel change dirt, the quality loss that comes from a poor dupe (any dupe) or a blow up done with a bad optical lens.”
- Roger Deakins on Camera Assisting
18. If You’re Going Handheld, Go with an Experienced AC
22. Communicate with Your Key Crew Members
Often I will return to particularly difficult locations and scout them with my Gaffer and Key Grip only. Before production I will sit down with my Gaffer and Key Grip to go through all the details of the plans so that we all have a clear of what is involved and so they can communicate these needs to the rigging crew.