Published by admin on 14 Mar 2008 at 04:04 pm
My friend, Shea, (I think I can call her my friend, if not, ummm… this is awkward) had some questions about lighting. I, the former cinematography teaching assistant that I am, drew her some diagrams. One of the things I maybe felt a little miffed about in my relationship with Louie was that he rarely asked me for technical advice, and when he did ask and I did give answers, he never seemed to… not ‘appreciate’ it… I guess acknowledge that I had given him answers. He usually sort of left the conversation more confused, maybe more frustrated, and definitely not thankful. Which, come to think of it maybe has something to do with the way I gave answers. Hmmm… If I had a therapist, I would totally spend a couple of sessions on it. My dad used to drive me crazy with the way he gave answers to questions, maybe I’ve turned into my dad! Or worse! Now I can’t think of anything worse then the way my dad would give answers!
*cough* Look over there! Yeah! It’s a lizard climbing on the wall! Inside! [Has the subject been effectively changed yet?]
Anyway, I loved being a cinematography TA. Wait, that’s not true. I loved being the person who had the answers, I did not love it when people didn’t use their listening skills and then would fuck up their slides or flash their film load or call me at 10pm on a Friday evening when I was drunk and ask me for the number of Castex. I loved showing people the guts of a 16mm camera, and I loved stringing up 16mm print. And for the time that I was doing it, I loved lighting. Something about having all that power in my hands really made me wet. [Too far?] And I have to say, since we’re talking about me being wet [are you totally uncomfortable?] I have had more set crushes on gaffers and ACs (the guys who pull focus) than any other position. Gaffers because they are generally not as fat and lazy as grips, and ACs because they were always the ones with the most free time to flirt with me.
Shit, I need to get my hands on some motion picture film. And shoot something. It’s been too long. Film makes me hot!
Here’re my rusty ass drawrings.
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