What happened to the set photographers?


Movies used to have set photographers to capture promotional images. That was because the 35mm camera image, running at 24 frames a second, was always a bit out of focus. With the advent of digital filmmaking it became possible to extract promotional stills directly from the digital file. Set photographers became less necessarry. The new low budget film normal is to forgoe set photographers altogether. As a result there are few if any “behind the scenes” shots of the film’s production. When asked by Arclight for shots of myself directing ‘Dog Eat Dog’ we had to admit none were taken. The closest thing I had was a portrait taken by the invaluable Andrew Wonder one day on an inner Cleveland location.


Categories: Movies

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