Welcome to The queue – Your daily distraction from curated video content from across the web. Today we’re looking at a video essay on how cameramen work with film colors – and other questions answered by a cameraman.
Sometimes while watching a movie a question pops up in your head, how does it all work? Perhaps your query concerns a particularly dazzling stunt, a sneaky dolly zoom, or how many takes it took to achieve a particular performance.
In my experience, these moments feel less like a failure of immersion than real examples of wonder. Filmmaking is not just an art and a science, it is also an enormous achievement of project management. If you have a fascination with film as a craft, the details of how it all comes together can become an important part of the viewing experience.
The “who does what?” of everything is absolutely fascinating. And while different projects (with different budgets) are sure to work in their own way, general questions are like the main topic of today’s video – how cameramen work Film colorists – can still be answered with a general answer. Namely: a lot of clear communication.
The video also includes answers to other questions that may have gotten into the movie heads question: whether film school is worth it, the importance of a recording list, and whether technology threatens certain crew roles. For the curious, it is a must:
Clock “Questions and Answers: How Do Cameramen Work With Colorists (Upload Again)“:
Who did that?
This video essay is from In Depth Cine, a YouTube account that provides the audience with practical information and explanation on some of the more technical aspects of filmmaking. Gray puke, a documentary DP from South Africa, is the man behind the station. You can view Kotzé’s portfolio on the website here. And you can watch In Depth Cine here on YouTube.