Viewer Questions: Film School, Production, Books And Rigs

viewer questions

Jeff recently wrote me with the following questions:

  1. Did you attend film school? Do you think its necessary at this point in the “game”?
  2. In your opinion, are DSLR’s around to stay or are they just a fad?
  3. What is your favorite part of the production process and why?
  4. I noticed on your Chicago Contact Juggling video that you included some nice hand held shots. Did you have any kind of rig for that?
  5. Do you have any movie/books to recommend?
  6. What are some of your current goals?
  7. What would you say are the attributes that make one a success in the film industry?
  8. Film or digital?

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Answers and Notes

  1. Nope.
  2. For a good while at least.
  3. Shooting.
  4. I used the now $30 Cowboy Studio Rig. Full review here (3 years old! Wow, time flies!).
  5. I love this book called Cinematography: Theory and Practice .And as for movies, I just got back from wine country in CA so I’ve been enjoying the movie Bottle Shock GORGEOUS film.
  6. Shoot more.
  7. Work hard/harder and don’t be a….. jerk.
  8. Digital, I’m a youngster I know!