Great tips thank you for sharing! I started my career in high school theatre with source 4 pars and barn doors on the barrel! When I transitioned into film I had no idea how much light was all around that could be used just by bouncing and controlling!
A Few years back I was shooting a movie in North Carolina and our gear got damaged. All that was left was a few 4 x 8 B-Boards, some diffusion and frames, and 6 Pars. We made magic happen!
Looking forward to more!
Thank you Sophia! There is so much useful information in this article!
My first day on set I was told by my Key PA "You earn your money with your legs and your lungs. Walk Fast, Talk Hard, and never sit down". I spent the next 3 years working my way through the ranks.
When I was about to get to the next level a producer pulled me into his office and said "Here's my advice. Every 1st AD is trying to answer 2 questions... Why aren't we shooting? And what's wrong with this picture" Keep these 2 questions in mind and you can keep any set moving!
Good luck and reach out for support!