PRODUCER: We all know here that Marc is a great director. And it sure would save us a shitload of money on flights, hotel and fees. But does he really have enough experience as a DOP?
NO/AGENCY : Marc has been shooting a lot of his own projects for the past 10 years now. We’re pretty sure you have picked him because of one of them. He has shot everything from Super 8 to Super 35 and pretty much all digital formats. And did you know that he actually happens to be the single most awarded commercial DOP in Germany for the past five years.
PRODUCER: But how will he handle talent when he is shooting himself?
NO/AGENCY : Depending on the specific requirements of the job Marc will either operate himself or request an operator so he can focus on working with the actors.
PRODUCER: But the agency really likes this other DOP’s reel and thinks more that Marc should just direct.
NO/AGENCY: Of course he is always open to that and for some projects it absolutely makes sense.