VOL 97 (2016) FROM ASC CLOSE UP – BEST PROFESSIONAL ADVICE RECAP

 

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From ASC CLOSE UP american-cinematographer-logo Vol 97(2016)

What’s The Best Professional Advice you’ve received?

PETER LEVY, ASC

Don’t get attached to anything _ Be Prepared to turn on a dime at any time.

GREG FRASER, ASC, ACS

It must be a lighting tip : ‘ When in doubt , turn it off ‘

PETER MOSS, ASC, ACS

No matter how technologiesĀ  change, a cinematographer’s most valuable tool is his eye.

JAMIE ANDERSON, ASC

Roger Corman would always tell his first-time directors before the first day of shooting, ‘Whenever you get a chance,sit down!’ Still good advice

DAVID KLEIN, ASC

Never Give Up!

FREDRIC GOODICH, ASC

Remain a student.Respect your crew. Collaborate

SHANE HURLBUT, ASC

Never feel comfortable, always challenge yourself and never stop dreaming.

LISA WIEGAND, ASC

My agent ,Charles Lenhoff, gives me pep talks before job interviews. Early on he said ‘Tell them you want the gig.’ I thought he was nuts! I assumed, ‘ if I’m interviewing, obviously I want the job.’ I’m still amazed then when I say it, it works. In a couple instances,after the interview, the producers thanked me for telling them, because apparently they often can’t tell if their cinematographer candidates are actually interested.

VANJA CERNJUL, ASC, HFS

Tomislav Pinter once told me, ‘A great cinematographer doesn’t have a style’

PETER ANDERSON, ASC

Oddly enough, it was a print AD that McDonalds’s ran back in the Sixties, promoting being ‘persistent and patient.’ This Mantra has served me very well over my career.

MANDY WALKER, ASC, ACS

When I was starting out there were only a small percentage of women in the camera dept., and I am constantly reassured that while it may still appear to be male-dominated, there’s no reason why it should be.

CHECCO VARESE, ASC

Wake up before everybody else ; go to sleep after everybody else; work more than you think you should.

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