Posts Tagged ‘Los Angeles’


Run and Gun and Run Again

January 22, 2009

As I said yesterday, I used to be able to shoot wherever, whenever.  This was partly due to the fact that I was young and invincible, and partly due to the fact that I just didn’t care what the movie looked like.

For interiors, my friends and I just use an apartment or dorm room.  For exteriors, we generally wouldn’t even light the scene; we’d just roll the camera.  If someone told us to leave, we’d leave, and then find some other equally suitable place.

The results were frequently less than stellar:

I realize I need to take my time, now.  Run & gun just won’t cut it anymore.  I have to start taking time for lighting, composition, rehearsals.

And that kind of time means I can’t just steal locations.  Which means I’ll have to meet people, make deals, maybe even pay them money.

Which kinda sucks.