Hi again Mads,
Sadly the DP was paid, and by the looks of things paid too much for the job he did. I wasn’t on set but apparently the DP said that recording scratch audio was not the way professionals do it. We obviously didn’t agree. He was given a mic, recommended by a customer advisor for Red cameras, but he seems to have turned the mic audio right down so it isn’t useable in the edit suite. For some unknown reason he seems to have sabotaged the project. Making the editing process very difficult.
This is a feature length movie, done on basically no budget. What budget there was went primarily to the DP and his ‘studio’, which was barely used, and half the time he didn’t even bring all the needed equipment to the set, or was late. I could go on listing the DP’s shortcoming and breach of contract, but I think you’ve got the picture!
The clapper was used a fair but, but not every time as the DP would go off shooting things on his own and didn’t wait for the crew.
Just trying to make the best of the mess we have now and I appreciate the feedback and suggestions.