Every now an again, something comes along that reminds us that we need to stop taking ourselves so seriously.
This past summer, we shared a short video about what it means to be a cinematographer. Just in case you missed it the first time around, here it is once again.
Just as swiftly as it was posted, an outpouring of comments calling the video unbearably pretentious rolled in, proving once again that internet comments are often far more entertaining than the content itself. When the dust settled, the consensus seemed to be that the only requirements for being a cinematographer were having a beard, tattoos, and an insurmountable sense of self importance.
Granted, we all know that being a cinematographer is an incredibly complex job, one that requires both an innate sense of how to tell a story visually and the ability to manage a team of people. However, this video was absolutely ripe for parody, and I'm happy to report that Adam Khamis did exactly that.
Ultimately, this parody serves as a gentle, albeit hilarious, reminder that what we're doing isn't rocket science or brain surgery. As fun as it can be to pontificate on our professions (or hobbies) from time to time, at the end of the day, we're just making movies, plain and simple.