director completely over reacted. He told the DP to piss off he. He was the director and wasn’t going to let him hijack his movie. The DP cooly said, “stop being so insecure. I’m here to make your movie, not mine.” The director blew off the suggestion without a second thought. He never got the shot he wanted to work and scraped the scene from the final cut. Who knows if the DP’s suggestion would have worked? It would have made sense to try it considering the other shot wasn’t working.
It was a different story on another shoot all together. A friend of mine was directing his first feature. He didn’t have a lot of money, but he brought on a DP with a resume an arm long and for the lead this hot B list actress that had some slasher movie credits. He invited me out to visit the set. My friend was a director with energy and enthusiasim to spare. He knew exactly what he