Thursday, October 20, 2011

Three Ways Camera Assistants Have to Adapt to Digital Cinema in Order to Survive

Whether you like it or not, the future of filmmaking comes in bits and bytes.
Digital cameras already outpace film cameras on the production lines and the feverity with which they are released and adopted is astounding.
But you don’t really care about all that fanboyism. You just want to get a phone call from a producer, get the gig, show up on set and start pulling focus. It doesn’t matter what camera you do it on.
Well, I’m here to tell you that it sort of does.
If you want to survive in the digital cinematography future as a camera assistant, there are a few things you’re going to need change. These adaptations may be easy for you, others may not, but all of them will play a crucial role in your career path.


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