By Adam Abraham
What do Franklin Roosevelt, Dr. Seuss, the U.S. military, and Mr. Magoo have in universal? they're all a part of the astonishing tale of the pioneering comic strip studio UPA (United Productions of America). in the course of the Fifties, a gaggle of artists ran a company that broke the entire ideas, pushing lively motion pictures past the fluffy myth of the Walt Disney Studio and the crash-bang anarchy of Warner Bros. in its place, UPA's movies have been leading edge and graphically bold--the caricature corresponding to sleek artwork. while Magoo Flew is the 1st book-length research to chronicle the full tale of this detailed American firm. The ebook positive aspects cameo appearances by means of Aldous Huxley, James Thurber, Orson Welles, Judy Garland, Robert Goulet, Jim Backus, Eddie Albert, and Woody Allen, in addition to a pick out filmography of the easiest of UPA.
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Or “We're on the wrong set,” clearly meaning we're moving to the next set on the call sheet. ” One way or another, everyone will know what is going to be h appening next. So we've now completed the first shot of the day. Now take everything you've just done to create one shot, and repeat it over and over again a thousand times for every additional shot in the film. Pretty easy, huh? Of course, this chapter only describes the process of shooting in the most simplistic terms. In the following chapters we'll explore in more detail how each step of the process is accomplished; how the DP lights and composes the shots; how each member of the camera, grip, and electrical crew performs his or her individual job; and how they all function together as a team.
Always be on time. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Don't cross the street without first looking both ways. Do these things, and it will keep the set happy and productive. Chapter 15 First Day/First Shot 109 Now that we're all on our good behavior, let's start looking at the work that goes into making a shot. As DP you've arrived on the set early. You've gotten coffee. You've found the catering truck and the honey wagon (where you go after visiting catering). You've said hello to your crew and to some folks in the other departments.
104 Part 2 Realities: Production r esponsible for snacks. Most shows will at least have coffee. Allow plenty of time to chow down. Even if you just want coffee, give yourself extra time. On one show a novice assistant was still drinking coffee when he was supposed to be getting the camera prepped. ” Suffice it to say that he soon found himself with plenty of time to wait for his coffee to cool. Bottom line: If you don't have time to get yourself some breakfast, that's too bad. I'm sorry if that sounds harsh, but that's the reality.