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SIC Preview: SIC Podcast: Ep 31 – Communication is Key

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In this podcast, Shane Hurlbut, ASC covers:

  • How to stay professional when dealing with difficult people on a production
  • When to rely on the “go-to” looks that you’ve developed as a DP
  • Where to begin with the huge amount of filmmaking information available online
    • How to decide what to learn first when you’re just starting out
  • What type of gear to invest in for a solo or indie level shoot
    • What gear best increases your workflow and creativity
    • What gear is best when you’re working multiple crew positions at once
    • What gear Shane would invest in if he were just starting from scratch now himself
  • How to ensure that your crew holds their work to a high standard
    • What to do when a crew member makes a mistake on set
    • When to take them aside and when to make an example of them to the rest of the crew

When you’re just starting your filmmaking career, you’re going to have a lot of questions, and they aren’t always going to be only about gear, lighting, etc. Shane Hurlbut, ASC has had to deal with nearly every challenging situation imaginable in his 25 years in the industry, and he’s here to make sure that you start off your own career with the confidence and knowledge expected of a professional.

Shane discusses how to deal with difficult people on a production, when to rely on the “go-to” looks you’ve developed as a DP, and where to begin with the huge amount of information now available online for beginning filmmakers. He also discusses the best gear to invest in when you’re starting from scratch and know that you’ll be expected to wear multiple hats on set, and how to go about dealing with crew members who have made mistakes on set and make sure that their work ethic is held to a high standard.

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All videos were edited on HP Z840 workstations using HP Z24x DreamColor monitors.

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