Last Thursday I met with young Nathan Airey, to see if we clicked in person like we’d been clicking via email. We’d been swapping emails ever since I posted to Reddit asking for places to look for Directors of Photography (DP) for Treasure Hunt. We talked for three hours, so I guess that means we clicked.
Here’s Nate’s Staff Me Up page. He looked slightly older when we met, but I guess I’m an old fart now as I think of ‘young whippersnapper’ (whatever the hell that even means) when I see him. He very competently and informatively answered all my questions and gave me every confidence that he can help prevent me from making a bunch of mistakes.
He sent me a Vimeo link for his reel. I particularly liked the lens flare at the end and he said that was a happy accident when they were doing the setup. In order to keep it, though, he had to remove the dolly tracks in post production. This gave me confidence that he’s ready to take on serendipitous events as they happen.
Things are starting to come together!