The last few months have birthed a treasure trove of precious experiences, which I’ve come to take away many lessons from.
First of all, I still have so much to learn in terms of the gear and their functions. This is mostly me being a bit apprehensive, never before working with such foreign objects. Hopefully I’ll be able to work on this, and get the most out them for my major shoot. Can never go wrong with a masterful tracking shot. Spike Lee, watch out.
Secondly, I know that having the right people in your crew can make or break your production. I’ve been blessed with having the perfect crew on both of my shoots, and I find it so comfortable working with them. I’m anxious about sourcing outside help on the next shoot, but I know that it’s a necessary next step. Hopefully I can pitch myself so well that actors, musicians and art directors alike will be clawing to work on my shoot.
This semester has also taught me something very special: I know for a damn fact that directing is what I want to do for the rest of my life. I have so much more to learn, but I want to dive in head first, and I can’t wait.
It’s only the beginning.