In the digital age, short films have become increasingly more popular than in the past, and this creates some new challenges, while some old truths remain the same. Old and new were part of the mix for me recently as assistant director on a short for a director whose work I really like.
"A crew member with whom he was sharing a moment of relaxation turned to him and said, 'Sven. let's hurry, they need you.' Nykvist turned back and replied, 'No rush, without us, it's radio.'"
I will generally agree with Schmudde that the quote is brilliant, but then again, so is Nykvist and his work ethic in general. To an AD working with a mediocre, at best, DP, it loses its luster. I have seen too many mediocre DPs with one or two impressive credits to their name bully directors and approach films as if it were their set, and it is when people with lesser talent take on the mantle of superiority that I take issue.