Producer-Director-Director of Photography
An artistic eye in knowing how to best tell the story and how the camera should best illustrate it!
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As a Producer: To have a finger on the pulse of every element from Concept, Scripting, Story-boarding, Pre-production, Crew hire, Production, Post production through to Marketing. To take initiative, improvise for unforeseen circumstances and keep the crew, cast and investors happy with what ever their role may be in the greater scheme of things.
Overseeing every individual, making sure that we have the right people doing the right thing at the right time in the right place. Having a finance plan, a marketing strategy and a distribution platform in place. To ensure we work within budget without comprising production value, artistic creation and story-line.
As a Director: To tell the story in the best way that suits the genre, the character, the story and the technology. To understand the subject and the world we creating so as to paint the best picture possible to allow the audience to not only understand that world, but also relate to it, sympathies with it, experience the emotion that we are emulating and to enjoy it.
Film making is a symphony, one instrument out of key can throw the entire system out of balance.
Whether it be a documentary, a pilot, a feature, commercial, music video, teleplay or simply a talking head, Story is Key and it's starts with a good script.
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As a Director of Photography: The art of knowing when to move the camera and when not to, what angle and movement best illustrates the emotion necessary for an audience to be captivated by the story and convinced by the character. How to manipulate light to best suit the subject and the importance of understanding the subject to best justify both the technology used and the story being told!
The camera is the paintbrush, the screen is the canvas.
To respect the needs and wants of the directors and producers, to know my duty and place as a DOP, adhering to instructions but advising where best my position allows.