I'm Owen, a camera assistant based in the North West of the UK, aged 21. Just trying to find my way in the vast world of film making. Dreaming to be a studio Director Of Photography. Hoping to move to LA June 2014.
The last few weeks I have been back shooting a few commercials. Operator/Trainee again. Always good fun. The first two were for Vertbaudet UK. I was Camera traineeing on an ARRI Alexa whilst shooting some bits on the Directors (Phil Taylor) Panasonic GH3.
Its been good to get back on commercials because obviously, thats where the money is. The pay you get is wonderful. The second commercial was for Kaleidoscope.co.uk. Another fun one, though I didn’t feel I got on with the DP very well.
Now I’m just waiting for my next job to come along. Ive been invited back to Young Dracula 5 again for another daily, but after that I’m not sure. Back to the drawing board!
Wow, it’s been a while since I posted on here. Ive just not been working. That last shoot really screwed me over. Either way, I’m in a better place now!
This past week I was invited to do some work experience on a CBBC drama called ‘Young Dracula’. By the end of the fist day I had settled very well and had basically become a second Camera Trainee. This definitely gave me the motivation I needed as it proved that if you just give me a chance, I can show you what I’m really made of.
We were shooting on two RED EPIC-X cameras with RED Lenses. This is the first time I got a good look at training with the EPIC. As normally I would only be using it for a day on a commercial.
I certainly learned quite a lot and met some amazing people. They even asked for me to come back on a paid basis at the end of next week to work on 1st unit while 2nd unit goes off somewhere else. Very happy with this.
On with the progression! Hopefully even bigger things soon to come!