East London based Director/DOP.
I eat music videos for breakfast.
I second this - whether it's right or wrong isn't really the point anymore, as a community we need to figure out how to make a living in a torrent world.
Really "packed" but concise article Justin, Mamet would rate this.
Yeah and possibly has less to sell? This videos definitely half advert.
Second this. Dual ISO AF technology like in the Canon C(XXX) range though excites me. Not a complete solution but looks like it could solve a lot of situations.
1. The confidence to guide a bigger crew. Part of me feels that doing everything by myself means I learn everything, I walk before I run, and I can get what I'm trying to achieve exactly right.
But I know other people in specialised roles could create a better project. I'm just scared that I will lose control of the direction its going in if I get more people involved.
2. Currently I'm trying to work with a lot of (literal) darkness in my work. The technicalities of bringing out subtle lighting in a dark room without it being grainy is of course my biggest challenge. DR is my version of beauty. But I'd like to learn more actual techniques.
3. Finding people to work on my film with (and being able to pay them!) & finding indoor locations to use.
4. Behind the scene stuff. Lighting stuff. Director Tips stuff. Stuff stuff. You guys have good stuff. That's why I'm writing this.
Been trying to recreate this old school chiaroscuro technique with all my work recently. Good to see it broken down to it's core! Might have been clearer with a darker background though?
I tried to recreate the effect in this music video. I used a laptop screen (with a LED hidden next to it) for the key light, and a street lamp (softbox on a massive stand) as the fill to create extra depth.
You can see the setup at this timestamp: