JESSICA LOPEZ: LEARN TO BE PATIENT AND ACCEPT OUR DIFFERENCES

Name:
Jessica Lopez

Occupation:
Camera Operator

Top 3 films of all time:
Full Metal Jacket, Reservoir Dogs, Terminator 2: Judgement Day

How did you first get into filmmaking?
Film school but always had love for watching movies.

What is your favorite on-set story?
Watching my director Stan Lathan (legendary DGA Director) stand up for me as his operator, and the integrity of my work.


What piece of equipment can you not live without on set?
My INOVATIV cart. It goes with me everywhere and keeps my stuff safe.


The heart of the Film Pin Society is community and camaraderie. Can you talk a little about that?
Yes, it's important. No matter my opinion of people of their opinions of me, it's the responsibility we choose as storytellers, to bring out the best work while respecting our teammates. It's a long process and we must learn to be patient with each other and accept our differences by educating.

 

"It's the responsibility we choose as storytellers, to bring out the best work while respecting our teammates."

 

What's the best piece of advice you can give to someone looking into going into your field?
Yes, Take a workshop. No cheap way around becoming a pro cam/steadicam op. Unless you are ok with smaller end jobs to make a living.

What pin from our collection speaks to you and why?
The Timecode Slate. It's the the pin in the current collection of gear that my team consistently uses. 

What should we turn into a pin next?
Me.

Where can we learn more about you?
Steadijess.com

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