Top Three Things Every DP Should Know - Sloan Inns
Every DP wants to know how to succeed.
Which camera should I shoot on? Which lights are the best? How do I make beautiful images?
These are all entirely valid questions, but the reality is they usually aren't the decisions that determine your success.
The technical aspect of being a DP is a necessary prerequisite - you have to know how to light and compose images - but the skills that often define your career are your relational and managerial skills. You have to be able to run a team of people, manage expectations and emotions, and make the call when things aren't working.
DP Sloan Inns recently released a video on his Top Three Things Every DP Should Know, and I think it's probably information that a lot of us could afford to be reminded of.
The point about time management is one that I've found to be especially true - you have to be able to recognize when you have lots of time to dial in lights, and when you need to make something really beautiful in 10 minutes.
I'm really excited to see what else Sloan is going to come up with on his channel - I highly recommend subscribing.
What are your Top 3 tips for DPs?