Monday, January 07, 2019

Laid Up

  I had a minor surgical procedure done. Most of you men can guess what it was but it left me couchbound for a day or two. During that time I had an opportunity to read some twitter and came across a well known actor who had congratulated a director, DP, and operator for a movie they had done. In my normal defensive asshole fashion I asked what about the dolly grip, who made the shots possible  and am waiting for my response. This is the kind of thing I've been railing about for years now. We are one third of any shot that happens, yet get one third of the money (thank you local 80) I'll let you know when I receive a response. I will also write a year in review post when my "surgical area" stops hurting,
  Till then, the doctor says there is no restriction on cocktails. Lucky me.
Take nothing less than you are worth
Learn your craft.
D

2 comments:

Michael Taylor said...

"No respect" is part the deal, unfortunately -- dead wrong, but that's the way it is. A similar situation exists in lighting with dimmer ops, who these days do a whole hell of a lot more than simply dim or bring up a few lights up on cue. The good ones are computer programmers who can work digital magic with the lighting on set but barely get Best Boy rate, and no respect at all.

Rodney Dangerfield ought to be the "spirit animal" for dolly grips and dimmer ops...

I hear shooting blanks is just as much fun, so I hope you're feeling better soon. :)

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