Recently a listener brought it to my attention that I often lean on the negative side of things when talking about my own experience as a cinematographer.
This is true.
I think it is more fun to poke fun at myself and the times when I drop the ball rather than go on about all of the great aspects about the job.
The problem with that approach is it might seem like it is all bad when that couldn't be further from the truth. Cinematographers have the best jobs on set by a mile. If you like making pictures, it might be the best job period.
There are tons of upsides and that is what this episode is all about.
What are the best parts of being a DP that no one ever talks about?
This is my answer.
A Cinematography System: The Playbook Approach - Volume II
The latest course went live last week and I couldn't be more excited to get this content out in to the world and start getting feedback on the system.
The course continues the exploration of my own system for blocking and coverage that I call the BODVO system. I use it on every single scene I shoot but I haven't shared it in great detail here on the podcast because it can get so complex.
This particular course is Volume II and it centers on the most common scenario which is the Office Scenario. The name office has nothing to do with the physical location of the scene but rather the orientation of the characters relative to one another.
Once you see the system, you can't unsee it.
Nothing has improved my cinematography more than leaning in to this methodology and so far the feedback has been nothing short of amazing.
If you want to learn more about the course and the BODVO system you can check it out here:
Patreon Podcast - It's All About Timing
On Patreon this week the podcast is on the importance of timing and coordination on set so that you can set yourself and team up for the best possible outcome.
It is great to have all the toys and personnel you need to pull something off at a high level but it doesn't all fall in place magically. In this episode I lay out how I like to organize the team and see that everyone has access to the information they need to preform their best.