7 Ways to Successfully Transition from Photo to Film by Award-Winning Filmmaker Stephen McGee
Stephen McGee is a two-time Emmy Award-winning filmmaker who works with a wide range of commercial clients, non-profit groups, journalism outlets, and more including Ford, The Obama Administration, Intel, The New York Times, Chevrolet, CNN, the NFL, and Good Morning America.
As I look back over the past 15 years, growing in my career was as much about creating work as it was about how I approached the challenges and successes in life. To help future filmmakers, this article will break down some of the overall truths that I lived by in my transition from a photojournalist to a pretty successful independent filmmaker.
1. Pay Attention to What’s Around You
As a DP or camera operator, the way you uniquely see the world is important to how you shoot. This means the way you actually see, what details you pay attention to, the colors you like, the