What is YOUR Art ? , and also is it worth treating the people around you with such disrespect that they simply do not want to work with you ?
If You have a Good story , Great , If you have Camera Skills to make it work Great , But if you don’t have the ability to organise , storyboard , and map out your story in a clear effective way , Hire someone to do it for you .
If you do Not, What will happen is Your Idea or Story will be Malformed , Poorly assembled , and Changed beyond all resemblance of what your original Idea was .That it is now just a product of the environmental changes around you . And Not the “ART” you were planning for .
Secondly , If you Do NOT take the responsible actions you will also risk Pissing off the KEY PEOPLE who actually can make your project LIVE , You will end up Pissing those KEY people off .
(See this post for a clue of what happened 24 Nov )
Rule #1 , Do NOT under any circumstances , Mess with the Soundguy
Rule #2 See Rule #1 . period .
Especially when the Soundguy , is your BOOM Operator , Your Recordist , and Your Post Production Audio person .
If you screw with that individual , you have just ruined your film ……Do You UNDERSTAND THAT ???
My Rates are fair , My Rates are low enough that you can afford them ,Do NOT attempt to get my work for free , do not talk trades , Unless that Gear is in PERFECT WORKING ORDER and Guaranteed and is actually something I need . Oh Yeah , Don’t Lie to me either .
Due to a recent issue I have new rules , I will do the recording etc , let you listen to it , but will in fact KEEP all the Data until you pay me ….. Don’t like those rules ? Don’t hire me .