Is filmmaking for you a way to “plug-in” and see how other people see the world? Is filmmaking, for you, a way for you to show other people the possibilities of our existence, or to learn for yourself what those possibilities are?
Lights Online Film School was recently fortunate enough to sit down with Niklas Johansson, FSF about his work as a DOP. He’s worked on many projects including films, documentaries, music videos…
There’s that whole cliche formula that applies to just about any human undertaking; it can be good, fast and cheap but you can only pick two out of the three. We tried hard to stay on the good and cheap side of the diagram. I find that the bigger the band, the less time you have to deliver.
And because everything was so well-timed in preproduction I wanted to be as little prepared as possible for the actual direction of the shoot in order to make the film come alive. It might seem a bit backwards, but it gives me the ability to evolve with the film and with the production.