Subject: Countless Thanks
Date: February 20, 2009 4:29:01 PM GMT-07:00
To my unbelievable gaff and grip team, Tim, Karen, and Eric,
I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your hard work, dedication, and perhaps above all else, patience with me and my colleagues as we embarked on this journey of filmmaking over the past week and a half. There is no question in my mind that without your talent and efforts the production of this film would never have been as successful as it was. It probably wouldn't have come even close to wrapping quite frankly had it not been for your donation of time and energy.
I must be honest by sharing with you my fears and reservations I felt when I was told that I was being assigned a professional staff. A part of me was afraid that I would not represent myself well before a team of professionals who were expecting some kid DP with a lot to learn. I do have a lot to learn, and just in this film had learned quite a bit, but I hope that I carried myself professionally, and communicated properly to achieve the vision of this film. It was a great pleasure collaborating with all of you.
I will do my best to keep you posted on the progress of this film if you have any interest. I believe that the footage we rolled on was exactly what I had hoped to capture, and wouldn't have traded this experience for the world. There were certainly some hurdles encountered along the way, and I ask that you please believe me when I say that I was embarrassed at times that such rookie mistakes occurred, and that those mishaps are not as common as it may seem. Nonetheless, you stuck with us, and for that I owe a great deal to all of you.
Best of luck with your future projects, please stay in touch, and be well.
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