Archive for August, 2013

Who’s Who On a Movie Crew

Posted by    |    August 15th, 2013 at 10:24 am

If you couldn’t already tell, we here at YouPlusMedia love movies. Whether it’s an independent short film or a high budget thriller, we love watching stories unfold between characters that are made even better with good cinematography and music. Often times however as movie audiences, we get so caught up in the movie magic we don’t think about the team behind the scenes that make the movies possible.

This team is called the movie crew, and that movie magic I mentioned earlier, they make it happen. The crew consists of a director, producer, gaffer, grip, assistant director, sound recordist, set and costume designer, unit production manager, boom operator and cinematographer (or director of photography).  You no doubt already know what a director does and you can probably guess what a costume and set designer does, but what about a gaffer or a boom operator?



Posted by    |    August 2nd, 2013 at 1:58 pm

The best way you could describe the short film Wildcat is captivating. Lacking dialogue or any intentional narrative,  the black and white images of rural life in Grayson Oklahoma are set to a hypnotic music score and create a dream like flow that draws you in and makes you not want to look away.  Director and editor Kahlil Joseph does an excellent job of composing the footage in such a way that it feels poetic, and there is more than one occasion where if you pushed pause the frozen shot would make a photograph worthy of framing.