So… The evolution of our art form continues … I admit it… It finally happened I am shooting Video clips on set with my DSLR. I just could not resist it any more. It seems to me to be the obvious thing to do.
When I started in photography it was on B+W film and wet processing then we took on color then we digitized the film and moved onto dedicated digital cameras and now we will… shoot video clips as well. How exciting!!! I have stood next to filmmakers for 20 plus years so I have learnt a thing or two about how to shoot moving footage…. to say the least!!! The printed word is dying we all know that? Or at least it’s certainly under an immense threat! One thing for sure is that a huge amount of people – the Majority? – Get their information from mobile digital devices and that includes images in the form of stills and moving footage and we as image makers should include sequential imagery as part of our brief. I embrace the progress. It is exciting… another set of skills to be challenged by and learn – besides who wants to stand still in this world? In my industry–the film biz- the future for photographers/image makers is the ability to shoot quintessential still images AND quality informative footage. Remember this day the 11th August 2013 the day you heard that photographers on film and TV sets became know as Photographers and Behind The Scenes Clipmakers – all one word! – Like the word Filmmakers. Unless of course you heard it before or are already doing it. Of course there are going to be those that are skeptical and find reasons not to shoot clips or look for problems before you get started – well that’s up to you – if you want my advise: Adapt or Die… In an ever competitive world mark my words its happening…. its already started… Im doing it and no doubt so are a few others or they soon will be – enjoy the challenge and reach for those manuals!!!