Monday, August 6, 2007
On the set
Helped out on J's shoot over the weekend. This is the first time I get to light a scene. I'd almost forgotten about key light and fill light, like the two can't come from the same direction, duh! But as the night wore on, it all came back to me, and in the end I was quite happy with the results.
Watching another director work made me realize how hard this job is. You must have a firm vision, and know how to get the most out of the people you work with. You have to think on your feet, and constantly come up with good ideas every day on the set. It takes smarts, talent, patience, perseverance. No wonder only very few people in the world can earn their living as a director.