I worked as a cinematographer for five
years. An old friend asked me to “help” him
for a few days with a music video he was directing. On the first day of filming,
he revealed that: a) I was the only person he hired, b) he doesn’t own any
cameras, and c) he has no knowledge of operating any filmmaking cameras.
the filming, he kept brushing off my advice and gave me vague instructions. A
few hours later, we took a break.
Me: Do you have anything to eat?
Client: No, I’m not really hungry. Were you working on an empty
stomach all along? Dude, you should learn to carry your own snacks. I do that
all the time. It’d be good for you.
We were filming at a remote cabin by the lake with no cell reception, so I
couldn’t get food. He gave me some of his snacks and told me I eat a lot. After
he kept me working much longer than he promised, I told him that I need to
leave and pick up the filming the next day.
Client: You have to go now? I guess that’s fine. But you don’t need your camera until tomorrow, right? You should leave it here. I want to walk around and experiment how my
locations will look. I also need to practice filming.
Me: No, I have to take it with me.
Client: Okay, fine. Wow, I guess you’re really attached to your camera!
He had a way of suggesting my needs were personal faults. I wouldn’t have been surprised if I asked to be paid, and he responded “I guess some people are just caught in the rat race, man!”
Me, old and withered, slowly rocking in a rocking chair beside a fireplace, the grandchildren i wont have because im gay huddled on the floor around me:
back in my youth...we didnt have any police cadets...or noah sexuality arguments...in fact, noah was only in four episodes of the original total drama!
(gasp in terror) Gee whilickers that sounds terrible! How did people live back then!?
Don't even get me started on the great war of duncanxcourtney vs duncanxgwen... be glad you kids today didnt live through....the be my bad boy amvs...