“By his [Fincher’s] definition, a “movie” is overtly commercial, engineered for the sole pleasure of the audience. A “film” is conceived for the public and filmmakers: It is more audacious, more daring.”—David Fincher for W Magazine, February, 2011 (x)
This is in response to your post about asking you stuff! :)
I noticed that you are specifically interested in becoming a Cinematographer and you are going to major in that in school correct? I just wanted to know why cinematography specifically? There are so many different routes you can take with film ,I just wanted to know why Cinematography is special to you. For me it's directing. Out of all things cinema-related I just feel connected to directing and I find myself doing other jobs in film JUST so I can direct. (I write my own shorts JUST so I can direct them). XD
Are there any other fields in film that you are interested in? :p
And also what do you use to edit your shorts? This week as a graduation gift I am getting a Mac Book Pro and now I got to start looking at Mac editing programs to edit my next shorts! I'm looking at either Adobe or Final Cut. What do you think?
Yes, cinematography is the plan. Why? Well, I guess, it’s because my eye is on constant look out for beauty. 90% of my time, I’m thinking about shots, angles, and lighting for different areas and locations even when I’m talking to people. It’s always the first thing I notice when I walk into a new room, see a new face or new film. The camera is in me, we share a blood line and I’ve always know it.
This hardly plays into affect here but, there’s a high demand for directors because every kid who wants to be a filmmaker wants to be a director, that’s great, power to him/her. But it’d like to be identified as an individual and not be lost within the masses. no offense. But even still, I love directing and would like to try my hand at it professionally. The shorts I’ve done, I’ve shot, directed, and edited, so I’ve gotten a taste of everything and would like to continue doing so. Directing is Plan B.
I use Adobe Premiere Pro CS4. It’d definitely recommend it. Just like any program, takes awhile to get used to, but It’s a great program. But I’d have suggest Final Cut (depending on what you have been using and what school you’re going to). Final Cut is nearly professional, so why not go for it, am i right? It’s a bit more difficult than Premiere, but worth putting on a resume.
what do you think of the dslr film-making wave? also what do you think of Tykwers films?
I love that cameras that are available to professionals are available to be purchased by the masses. It’s awesome, gives us a real chance to catch up. The video quality is so goddamn beautiful, and the audio is good, but can be a bit poor at times but that’s an easy fix.
That being said I really enjoy the look and feel of film, that grain that runs through the projector. So I suppose, it’s a bit bitter-sweet sort of thing.
I’m not at all familiar with Tykwer’s films, my apologies.
Yeah, I’d say I’m a (big) fan. I’ve only seen Lost in Translation & Somewhere but loved them both. Very unique and interesting. She’s got a sense of style that’s all her own. I wish I’ve seen more, working on that.
All right... Random question of the day! What is your favorite Guy Ritchie film? :)
P.S. I can't wait for Nicolas Refn Winding's "Drive"! It looks SO AWESOME! I think about that clip they released EVERY DAY since I have seen it! :O