Oh I don’t know there’s a bunch of people. I’d say props to Neil Casey for making everything I write better.
A mix of both, and thank you! “Emma” was primarily lavs because we’re so far away from camera, but stuff like episode 5 was all boomed. Our sound guys were like drummers and we ended up using a lot of them but they were all great dudes. Max Futterman, Dave Bluvband, Matt Cook and Spencer Moore.
It always varies, and I work with a lot of different people. I’d say our camera crew is generally provided by/recommended by whichever DP I have and I always just trust them to make the right decisions crew-wise. So far Joe Spit, TJ Misny, Jack Turits, and Jon Mahoney have not served me wrong. The only thing that kind of grates me, and this happens rarely, is when someone gives an actor a “suggestion” (see: direction) without clearing that (see: whispering in my ear) first. I just want everything to be as easy as possible for the actors and don’t really find a lot of voices on set to be in step with that philosophy. I, of course, want to hear everyone’s ideas, I just don’t like them to jump in when decisions about performance lie with me ultimately. I find things usually work better if someone comes up to me and says “Morgan, wouldn’t it be cool if…” in private, instead of telling the person in front of the camera this. It’s unprofessional. That being said, this is really only for stuff like my shorts or series’ (~~**sErIouS**~~ stuff). When it’s sketch or funtimes USA it’s a different story and everything’s really loose. If my crew isn’t available it doesn’t really impact my productivity because I consider lots of things to be productive outside of shooting. It just stalls production a bit, but that’s fine. I’d rather wait for someone awesome than get someone shitty so we could shoot this Tuesday for example. I’d rather wait until Friday with a coooool dude or whatever. I think a lot of people on my crew are friends and it is definitely not a problem at all. They’re pros.
With the series we had like 12 different directors, and a lot of them hadn’t directed stuff before, so It was important to me that the crew would just kind of do whatever they said instead of like “suggesting” things because I didn’t want first-time directors to think like “oh yeah, that’s a better idea” and lose their own because someone more experienced said something. I hope that worked and I hope my directors feel like their episodes are “in their voice” but I think the fact that we shot 15 episodes in 12 days kind of forced us to give them less time to do their episodes than they would have liked (in a few cases). That being said, I am happy with every single episode. None of the directors have complained to me directly so I’m going to assume everyone is jazzed.
Also, I try not to let anyone get into arguments about “Tree of Life” but it seems to keep happening.
When I was younger I wanted to be an actor. If I wasn’t doing whatever it is I am doing now I would probably be punching the holes in DVD/BluRays.
I run at 98.5º consistently.
It is. It’s also a skate video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nea8nVuA2F4
Dead ones. Katherine Hepburn, Paulette Goddard, etc.