“I think filmmaking is certainly, when it comes to a creativity perspective, about breaking the rules. I think that’s where innovation happens, so that’s just kind of part of my philosophy. Obviously, you wanna have a foundation. You wanna have a general idea of what we’re trying to go for, but if you can kind of sit back and let an idea just come to you, then you can kinda really create something awesome.”
In this episode, I sat down with Jack Miller, an accomplished director of photography and gaffer based out of Ohio. Jack shares insights into his career in the film industry, discussing his approach to projects and his evolution through the industry that lead him to cinematography. We talk about his journey through film, the role of social media for creatives, and much more.
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In this episode, we talk about:
- Jack Miller’s background as a director of photography and gaffer based in Ohio, and his journey in the film and photography world.
- The decision-making process behind choosing projects and the transition from using personal equipment to building relationships with rental houses.
- The significance of networking in the film industry and the impact of social media on creative professionals.
- The creative process in film production, from interpreting a director’s vision to technical execution in cinematography.
- The challenges of working with disjointed creative visions in film projects and strategies for harmonizing them.
- The conversation shifts towards the use and impact of social media, exploring its role as a networking tool and its influence on personal and professional lives.
- Discussion on upcoming projects, including the reality cooking show “Top Vegan” and the horror comedy short film “You See What I Deal With”.
- Insights into the making of “Fields Adrift”, Jack’s first feature-length film, and the experiences of wearing multiple hats on a film set.
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