Most shoots will want a still photographer of some kind. The director
and producer should arrange beforehand what photos are required.
Save time, money and film by setting goals for your still photographer
in advance. There can be a lot of wasted film and cost if a strategy
is not agreed upon at the start.
Determine that the still photographer will shoot at least one photo
of every scene from the angle of the film or video camera, during
a rehearsal, or after all the takes. These, photographs will promote
your film, and will suggest the director's approach by approximating
his or her camera angles. Allot a few moments, to this task and
be sure that the cast and crew understand its importance.
BEHIND-THE-SCENES SHOTS should also be specifically
discussed; a solid dramatic photo of the director at work will become
invaluable in promoting the film, and most festivals will require
such a shot. Each crew member should also be photographed, and a
group shot is a valuable memento.
DOCUMENT ANYSPECIAL EFFECTS that the film incorporates;
any promotional arrangements should be documented; and any-unusual
circumstances, such as animal handling, should be documented for
SUPPLIES AND DEVELOPING
Some .photo shops are developing environmental policies because
it is good business. Ask-your photo dealer if they are participating
in recycling programs.
ENCO PHOTO LAB is a small entrepreneurial lab that
is environmentally oriented. Try calling them and have your film
shipped there for processing. They are committed to recycling all
packaging,, and they use RA-4 chemistry; which contaminates less
wash water. They sell film as well (competitive with Kodak's prices),
and recycle their film canisters. They use recycled paper in all
their transactions, and their work looks good. Try them out.