I know plenty of cameramen, grips, editors , etc in the business with perpetual back pains...including me! 3 years ago I reached a breaking point when I threw out my back completely. I couldn't work or do anything for a week. Then this forced me to rediscover DDP Yoga. I say rediscovered because I directed and co-produced the original DDP Yoga videos in 2006 with wrestling legend, Diamond Dallas Page. Despite all of DDP's success with DDP Yoga, my DVD copies sat on the shelf
At EVS Street Expo 2014 I talked with Toby regarding the hot items people were eye balling inclduing the new Panasonic 4K super 35mm camera coming out this fall and Aja Sion 4K camera. He shard with me his thoughts about 4K resolution.
A little while back I paid a visit to the film set of my good friend and director, Nick Peterson, where he was shooting his thiller/horror film, The Visitant starring Amy Smart (Shameless, Rat Race, Robot Chicken) and creature actor Doug Jones (Hell Boy, Pan's Labyrinth). The Visitant is also co-Produced by Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite). ...BTW, I just found out Hell Boy III was just green lit!.....Enjoy the video!
First the big question: Hourly Rate vs. Fixed Rate? Problem with hourly rate: #1 Clients hate it. #2 The better/quicker you are, the less you get paid?* ( *I know, the better you are the more you should charge) Problem with fixed rate: #1 The client can keep you as long as they like until the project is complete. #2 If the client doesn't know exactly what he/she wants, how do you know what to charge? Let's take the best of both worlds. First, let's assume you need to earn at