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While working on set (1 reply)

Vanniyan
6 months ago
Vanniyan 6 months ago

Roger do you ever anger with your assistant while you were working on set. Because cinematographers work little tention related, and how do you maintain your health more active. When you are working day and night how do you very conscious in lighting,compositon,shot choreographed everything.because my personal feel when you do not take enough sleep in daily basis your brain function little differ. How do you managed in these kind of situations.

Roger Deakins
6 months ago
Roger Deakins 6 months ago

You just have to stay fit and get used to the long hours. They are just a fact of the business and have been as long as I have been working in it. No! I don't agree with the need for consistently working 15, 16, 17, maybe 18 hour days. I don't agree with working all night on a Friday and then starting early on a Monday. I once worked a 96 hour week! It's just insane! I know my assistant can be exhausted at times, so can I, but you have to stay focused in both senses of the word! Do I do my best work under such circumstances? I try but I doubt I do. But the work will remain.

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