From ASC CLOSE UP Vol 86(2005)
What’s The Best Professional Advice you’ve received?
GERALD PENNY FINNERMAN , ASC
Harry Stardling Said to me ,”Make Everyone on the set like you.The Rest will be easy for you.Remember that.”
TONY ASKINS , ASC
Philip Lathrop said “Always be on time,dress nicely,leave your ego home,treat everyone equally and with respect,and always be positive,no matter how hard it gets”
STEPHEN LIGHTHILL , ASC
Experienced filmmakers always reminded me to wear comfortable shoes while shooting.They were right, and they inspired in me a lifelong love of good shoes
ISIDORE MANKOFSKY , ASC
Be bold, and take chances-Advice I have not always followed,much to my regret. Also,following your intuition is usually the smart thing to do.
RUSS ALSOBROOK , ASC
“Tell the story and make your stars look great.”
JON FAUER , ASC
“The only reason to be late for a call is being dead.” This was drilled in to me by Mel London or Freddie Young, BSC
DON McCUAIG , ASC
While shooting newsreel for the Canadian Broadcast Corporation , producer Allan Clapp told me I should analyze every frame of film or videotape I shot.It has been tremendous help .Also ,Woody Omens, ASC told us at Panavision workshop that it was important to examine laserdisc,freeze a perfect frame, and dissect the lighting.What a Great gift.Other important advice was three words: “Prep,Prep,Prep”
LEVIE ISAACKS , ASC
I Was told that Hollywood was a work-ethic town:do the work the very best you can and that will count the most.I have found it to be true.
DENIS LENOIR , ASC
“But Denis,This is flat! That was said by corporate-movie director(and former cinematographer) Georges Pessis on my first day with him,after I had lit part of a Nestlè factory with a few Mini-Brutes and Redheads.It just blew my mind:light could be flat and therefore also not flat”
RICHARD EDLUND , ASC
Don’t Look Back : Bob Dylan
HENNER HOFMANN , ASC
Gabriel Figueroa, AMC told me one day, “Your Negative needs to look like an avocado skin, not like a light onion skin.” I found that to be exquisite advice for both cinematographers and chefs.
RALPH WOOLSEY , ASC
“Never Look Back.”- Karl Freund
To Be Continued… –つづく…