November 17, 2016 at 5:49AM, Edited November 17, 5:50AM
How to choose and communicate with DPs?
So I am planning to direct a short film and the rent house I use provides the full crew (for additional pay ofc). I think the main creative crew member (after director) for a short film is a DP, because so many shorts lack respectable visuals. The DP they provide comes mainly from wedding videography and commercials and kinda lacks any creativity in his previous works. The question is, if I do have the precise understanding of every shot (storyboard), can I be sure I can communicate it to the DP? Or should I hire somebody whose work I like? And since I do have somebody on my mind, how do I approach and bring an idea to the DP to make him interested?
Of course I understand that's basic human communication but I just wanted to hear if anybody had experience or from DP's point of view.