Along with a smattering of other people, I watched on the weekend the latest episode of True Detective to air in the UK.
I subsequently found out about the famed six-minute tracking shot that brings the episode to a breathtaking close.
I say ‘found out’ because I hadn’t actually noticed as I was watching it.
I hadn’t noticed because a) I’m an idiot, and b) because I was so caught up in what was happening that I simply didn’t give any thought to how I was being manipulated into that state.
All the adrenalin and the excitement and the fear and the breathlessness was just as it should be.
It was true emotion. I experienced the effect the director wanted.
I just couldn’t give him credit for it.
Sometimes you only know you’ve done your job when no-one knows you were even there.