Monday, September 17, 2007

Runnng the projector

At the end of a recent shoot I looked down at the film case and saw we had only shot 40 sheets of 4x5 .WTF! That's like one roll of 35mm. The client spent all this time and money and all we have to show for it is the equivalent of one roll of film. We were going to be fired for sure.

I looked at the contact sheets the next day and was relieved to see that we had not blown it. In fact each frame had something we could use. When I edit a digital take I spend alot of time wondering what the hell I was thinking when I pressed the shutter. Jock McDonald calls it running the projector: Firing the shutter and just watching images pop on the screen as everyone is gathered around.

3 comments:

Jeff Singer said...

That won't be too far off:
http://www.red.com/

24mp at 30fps isn't too far off. Shoot it, pic a still and you're done: print, tv, web all in one.

Jeff

DeBoerWorks said...

Everyone has their style. I've transitioned from a large format guy (25 years) to a available light (primarily) digital numbers shooter. I'm having fun again just like I did in H.S. AV Club.

Darrell Eager said...

Very funny! I never thought of it that way.
I will have to remember this. Forever.