No matter how great the scripts are and no matter how talented the actors can be in delivering the lines as directed by the team of directors Heartland has been blessed with, being able to knock these episodes out of the park and elevating a good show to one that is great requires the skilled and artistic talents of many other behind the scenes personnel. Click though to the blog to find out more about who's next and ask him a question!
One of these key positions is the Director of Photography (or DOP). He or she has the responsibility for the overall look of the episode. The DOP, in conjunction with the director, ensures that the desired mood and feel is established to help tell the story. During production, the DOP is on set, conducting the technical crew, in particular the camera, grip and lighting teams.
Craig Wrobleski has been a camera operator, cinematographer and DOP for years and is known for his exemplary work. He actually worked on the pilot episode back in 2006, operating the B-Camera, and now he has been the DOP on Heartland for five episodes of Season 3, plus the Christmas movie. He is now the series DOP for Season 4 and is doing a fabulous job at it.
So here he is - eager and ready to field any and all questions you may have for him but as always - 1 only from each of you please!
Update: I'm giving extra time to ask a question - so now's your chance to get them in! Craig will answer them and I will have them up here soon after for everyone to check out his answers.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Girls and Boys!, I give you... Craig Wrobleski, Heartland's Director of Photography...