Friday, January 11, 2008
As a result of my recent unemployment, I find more time to watch television. Today, I watched several early episodes of the X Files. I had forgotten how good they were. The camera movement is gorgeous. I remember when the show first aired how impressed I was with the almost flawless camera moves. Many of us have done episodic work and know how grueling it can be. You rarely get more than two rehearsals before you roll. The X Files dolly and crane work was some of the most consistently dead-on camera movement I have ever seen in TV. I looked through Youtube to find some examples, but no luck yet. When I find some, I'll post them. If any of you did those shows, my hat's off.