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Art Heals All Wounds: Rachel Dusa, Cinematographer and Camera Operator

Season 2, Ep. 10

Episode Summary:


Today, I’m joined by cinematographer, camera operator, and first assistant camera Rachel Dusa. Rachel and I discuss navigating a male-dominated field, how she formed her professional network in Los Angeles, and the unfortunate realities of working on set for streaming service content. She shares why it’s unsafe for many craftspeople on set, and the loopholes that some companies are cashing in on to pay smaller wages. We touch on what the viewing public can do to support the people who are behind-the-scenes and potential solutions for the exploitative working environment.

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Topics Covered:

●     Where her confidence and tenacity come from

●     How she launched her career in LA

●     Forming best business practices and finding jobs that are the right fit

●     The massive increase in demand for content一and fast

●     Concerns about the expectations and working conditions on streaming service productions

●     Why some unions support ‘French hours’ and others don’t

●     What’s next for Rachel

●     How content consumers can support change within the film industry

 

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