Making a scripted video is a highly collaborative endeavor. It’s also one that can be quite nerve-wracking, and mistakes will be made – even if you’ve made multiple videos already. The best way to ensure a smoothly flowing video is to hire a script supervisor. What does a script supervisor do and why are they such an important member of a crew? Here you will find the answer to those questions and more.
Security breeds stagnation,” said artist and occasional filmmaker Andy Warhol. Although if you’ve seen any of Warhol’s movies, like “Sleep” or his 1964 epic “Empire” (which is 8 hours and 5 minutes of a static shot of the Empire State Building), you may be wondering why anything he says should be taken seriously.
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Videomaker recently had an opportunity to catch up with cinematographer Richard Henkels as his latest documentary, “AUTHOR: The JT Leroy Story,” shot under the direction of Jeff Fuerezieg, was making its theatrical premiere on September 9th.
It's true that a director's artistic and visual aptitude is best highlighted when the camera starts rolling, but the true crescendos of any qualified filmmaker — whether a novice or seasoned professional — kicks off the moment a script lands in their hands
Certainly, when we watch docs made for television networks, we expect objectivity and balance. How else could the networks maintain their role as standard bearers for best-journalism-practices? But objectivity in documentary is more than crossing the Ts of due diligence. Objectivity makes for good storytelling.