November 10, 2013

Over 100 Reaction GIFs for DPs, Fit for Every On-Set Situation

DOP GIFLong hours spent looking through a camera or at a monitor, working with hot lights and troublesome lenses, constantly on your feet putting out fires in order to get a good shot -- that's just a day in the life of a cinematographer. You know what? DPs, like everyone else on-set, need to work hard, but they need to have a laugh, too. I came across the holy grail of on-set inside jokes -- specifically for DPs -- in the purest form of internet comedy (the GIF.) Continue on to check them out.

DoP life is a new blog run by Ed Moore, a Director of Photography out of the UK, and features tons of GIFs that reflects upon, as he puts it, "the life of a director of photography and camera operator via the medium of the animated GIF."

Now, I've always felt lame laughing at or making industry jokes, especially since most of my friends and family are outside of it -- they tend to look at me as if to say, "No one gets it, and no one thinks you're cool. Calm down." But Moore's observations are right on point and truly funny.

There are just too many hilarious ones to choose from, but I've shared a few of my favorites (read: ones I laughed out loud and slapped m'knee at.) Check them out below:

"When you get stuck in a lift with the runner and they start telling you about the cool short film project they’re looking for a DP for."

FOTC

"When someone you know personally from outside the industry is on set and keeps laughing at you trying to be all cool and cinematographery."

Piccard

"When other HODs start telling the “what’s the the difference between god and a DP” joke to their crew."

Kanye

(The Answer: God doesn't think he's a DP.)

"When you end up on the “football discussion” table at lunch."

Homer

When you've got a few minutes to spare, check out DoP life. It has only been up since October, but has plenty of GIFs to peruse -- and many more on the way!

Link: DoP life

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Brilliant!

November 10, 2013 at 8:06AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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I love these!!

November 10, 2013 at 8:48AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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I didn't want to get anything done for the next two hours anyway...

November 10, 2013 at 10:54AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Rob Hardy
Founder of Filmmaker Freedom
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Wonderful!

November 10, 2013 at 2:34PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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hansd

Of course, when he says a "football discussion at lunch", he means a "soccer discussion". I resemble that remark.

November 10, 2013 at 11:43PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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DLD

I haven't laughed this hard in years. Oh god it's so good!!

November 11, 2013 at 1:41AM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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Assistant editors have had a page like that for some time now.
http://renderplease.tumblr.com

November 11, 2013 at 12:59PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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mike