This week we chat with acclaimed director of photography Greg Harrington. Greg has been working in the camera department for almost thirty years and has shot a wide variety of projects. His work ranges from TV shows & narrative films, to music documentaries & concert films for artists like Beyonce, Rage Against The Machine, Katy Perry, Pink, Metallica, Queen, & the king of pop himself Michael Jackson. Greg talks us through his long & illustrious career, starting out as a news camera assistant, all the way through to his move to the L.A. & working on the cult hit comedy series Arrested Development.
Points of Discussion:
- The role of the DP.
- Relationship between the DP & Director.
- Relationship between the DP & Cast.
- The freelance lifestyle.
- Hierarchy of the Camera Department.
- Being pigeonholed.
- Camera Assisting for the news.
- Shooting live concerts.
- Shooting Arrested Development.