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Video Shooter, 3rd Edition by Barry Braverman

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CHAPTER

Going with the Flow

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Spiritualist Eckhart Tolle in his best seller A New Earth1 notably observed that we really only act out of two emotions: love and fear. If we aren’t acting out of love, then we’re acting out of fear, and the tapeless, file-based world has thrust plenty of it on us. Our challenge as shooters in this digital-run-amok world is to confront our fears and replace them to the extent possible with a love for the new ways of doing things.

As Tolle would say, we have no choice but to accept the Is-ness of the medium. In my workshops, I sometimes find resistance from my cinematography students who balk at the need to learn post-camera solutions. They say (or are taught) that audio is someone else’s job; that postproduction ...

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