I know it still takes highly skilled crews, who know how to use tools to their best advantage, to make all-important decisions about which tool service which job the best. Indeed, the rapid change in new digital production technologies is driven not by the lust-worthy products on my wishlist but rather by the crews who use the gear in the field.
As our cinema experience grows ever more dependent on visual effects, it's clear to me that the most important element in the whole mix is the simple narrative. To tell a story is still an art and every technician, craftsman, effects specialist, and actor knows that.
Written while on a break, thinking about teaching narrative as an essential skill to creative multimedia students. I shot the still photo behind Tom Murphy on Lapps Quay, Cork, Ireland.