Reflections, Insights, Highlights
Events Span A Wide Range From Aspiring Directors To Lauded Director/Cinematographer Caleb Deschanel, From The “Good Enough” Revolution To The High-End Tech Wave
NEW YORK, May 14, 2010 (SHOOT Feature), A SHOOT Staff Report — There was a coming together of two events this past Tuesday (May 11) at the DGA Theatre in New York City–one very much established, the evening’s SHOOT eighth annual New Directors Showcase, and the other being a daytime agenda of sessions during the course of SHOOT’s first Directors Symposium. Overall there was a wide span of schools of thought, talent, technology and content represented at the two sister events, with a common thread being opportunities emerging in varied sectors, from the crossroads of advertising/marketing and entertainment, to the integration of digital and traditional forms of communication, to accessible technology, to mentorship and competitions, to straight-up advice for aspiring directors and DPs.
The latter came from Caleb Deschanel, ASC, during an “In The Director’s/Cinematographer’s Chair” one-on-one Symposium interview session with SHOOT editor Robert Goldrich. Deschanel, a five-time Best Cinematography Academy Award nominee (The Right Stuff, The Natural, Fly Away Home, The Patriot, The Passion of the Christ) advised aspiring artists to look and listen, noting that it’s been said that a writer cannot become great unless he or she is a great reader, learning from other’s work. Similarly an aspiring director or cinematographer must be a great observer–of human behavior…