If it wasn't enough to be gilding an historic house museum this week, I also had scheduled more camera operating classes. The thing with ilm that is different than painting is the kind of practice that the material is innovative every couple of years....but for the most part, once I learned how to use paint....it stays the same. However with film, the technology changes all the time. So you have to have workshops if you want to feel comfortable with the equipment...and also to be able to rent equipment. You can't rent camera and film equipment at most places unless you are qualified. I belong to three tim cooperatives and societies....they offer workshops and training all the time.
So here are the other people in our workshop this month. We spent a lot of the day wrapping up the equipment, winding and unwilling cables and cords and pressing buttons ha ha ha! Just checking that equipment works and is set up takes a lot of time. A lot of filmmaking is concerned with phone calls, time, (scheduling, be punctual, and the actual film is based on time) and set up and break down of equipment.