So far, my experience with fictional film production has been consistently bad --> a lot of idle time, no creative input (in the roles I've been involved in), insanely exhausting.
Over the last few months I have had the opportunity to try myself in a new role, as Director of Photography, I dare to say: I worked as a co-lecturer for a Frankfurt theatre college and practised camera work with students, together with director from the field, Prof. Brigitte Bertele. This resulted in a series of short etudes, written by the students and broken down by us together into Mise-en-scène, compositions, images.
I have to say, I thought it was pretty cool. I was able to contribute well, my ideas were heard, and I also felt comfortable in my role as an instructor to the students.
With this in mind, if anyone is looking for support for fictional projects in creative roles - I would love to gain more experience here. CtA: Send me a text.
At the end, as always, acknowledgements: Thank you for facilitating, Anja Henningsmeyer.