The fourteenth issue of this series: Useful Photography 014 presents the meticulous work of the ‘script continuity supervisor’ on a film set.
Useful Photography 014: On set every detail from every shot has to be noted – camera angles, dialogue, sound, lighting, weather, actions, gestures and of course make-up and wardrobe. A gruesome battle scene may take days to shoot, so the costumes of the actors and extra’s and their accumulating wounds are photographed to ensure they can be accurately recreated the following day. so the bloody pictures you’re looking at is actually a glimpse into the less glamorous side of a Hollywood production, the side that’s without good lighting and all sorts of flattering post-production.
Useful Photography is the generic name for the millions of diverse photos, which are used daily and with a purpose all of their own; practical photography that has a clear function and where the makers remain anonymous. It is precisely these photographs that can hold our interest for an astonishingly long time. It is these photos, when afforded a second glance, that can reveal beauty beneath their surface. As soon as the images are lifted out of their context, they produce new insights into what is considered useful photography.
Collected & Edited by Hans Aarsman, Julian Germain, Erik Kessels and Frank Schallmeier.