So you want to win a video contest? Step one is to make a great video. One of the best ways to learn is to listen to the best in the business, and one of the very best is Mr. Roger Deakins. Longtime collaborator with the Coen brothers, with multiple Oscar nominations under his belt, Mr. Deakins still feels “..like I just started, in many ways…”
If this fellow feels like he just started, then that means that anybody at any level, whether you’re just starting to build your reel, or whether you have countless shoots under your belt and 47 video contest wins, you still might be able to pick up a few new things along the way. Check out this video from DP/30 where Roger talks about shooting True Grit and learn what you can. If your next contest submission is shot a fraction as well as that film, you’re well on your way to being a prize winner.