ALIEN C O V E N A N T – WHAT ARE MY CHANCES ?

A L I E N  Covenant

So let’s talk about Sir Ridley Scott and his upcoming A L I E N COVENANT , coming out in ITALY 11 MAY 2017, in the previous 2 movies ALIEN and PROMETHEUS we have seen TWO spacecrafts named Juggernaut , a massive spacecrafts constructed by the Engineers( royal pricks of high-bred origins ),for whom know the saga that spaceships are derelicts, one on the moon LV426(ALIEN) and the other in LV233(Prometheus),both are planetoids(moons) of Zeta2 Reticuli IV system ; however , Now this time alien COVENANT show a third derelict spacecraft in to a another unknown terr-alike planet,smashed in to a wood and with this premise, hoping not only a pilot’s issues, i’m sure it will be A remarkable Pandora’s vase in that amazing SCOTT’s filmic universe.

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For who’s looking for other clues about this feature I can say most locations are from New ZeAland ; the cinematography is by Darius Wolski ASC (Prometheus) COVERED WITH ARRI ALEXA XT WITH PANAVISION LENSES(Probably ANAMORPHIC C Series or SOMETHING OF ACTUAL)  and some aerial shoots been covered with RED EPIC and THE HYDRA AERIAL CAMERA system

the soundtrack is composed by jed kurzel(Macbeth-BABADOOK) and will released probably on Milan Records ,STATE OF ART’s COMPOSER

No Animals Were Harmed ”®

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VOL 96 (2015) FROM ASC CLOSE UP – BEST PROFESSIONAL ADVICE RECAP

 

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From ASC CLOSE UP american-cinematographer-logo Vol 96(2015)

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

THEO VAN DE SANDE, ASC

In Hollywood: Stay on schedule and on budget, and you are free as a bird.

ATTILA SZALAY, ASC

In 1992, I sat across from Georgy Illès, who was then president of the HSC. He learned forward and said,’ Do you want to know the secret of success in this business? As a freelancer, you’re like a call girl; never stop selling yourself.’ I pass this advice along to students whenever I get the chance.

MICHAEL WEAVER, ASC

Never show fear.

TAMI REIKER, ASC

Pick your battles, and never eat the fish.

JON JOFFIN, ASC

You’re never done lighting, but at some point you have to stop.

MAURO FIORE, ASC

My father once told me that a true master only needs a few tools. Pride in your work is a paramount.

FRANCIS KENNY, ASC

‘How to walk the line between clever and stupid.’ Through discipline comes freedom.

STEVEN V.SILVER, ASC

Make sure your chosen profession is your passion.

LEX DuPONT, ASC

From Gil Hubbs [ASC]: We are freelancers and must make tough career decisions.There will be times when it’s best for us to leave a project early.Some people won’t understand that; one probably  won’t have an enduring relationship with them anyway. And  from Julio Macat: be optimistic even during the darkest moments.Cinematographers are highly visible on set and our mood can affect the crew.

JAN KIESSER, ASC

In my early days of operating for Vilmos Zsigmond, we were discussing lighting, and he advised me to observe light in the real world all the time. I often reflect on that as I continue to observe and learn every day.

MARK VARGO, ASC

Don’t ever give up.And make lots of friends in the business.

TOM HURWITZ, ASC

Always listen to the story.Great cameramen use their ears as well as their eyes.

 

“Take None Give None” Get Awards

GUSMANO CESARETTI WON THE BEST FEATURE AT PDX PORTLAND MOTORCYCLE FILM FESTIVAL 2017

“The 5th annual festival will occur January 26-27, 2018 at the Hollywood Theatre, a classic Portland venue built in 1926, restored, with 50′ screen, digital projection and sound”

Take None, Give None is a documentary about The Chosen Few, America’s first racially integrated motorcycle club, founded in 1959.  Cesaretti first photographed The Chosen Few over 20 years ago, and in 2011 teamed with Kurt Mangum. Together they tell the motorcycle club’s story by creating an in-depth portrait of this South Central LA community of bikers.
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TAKE NONE GIVE NONE – TEASER from Take None Give None on Vimeo.

ABOUT THE PDX FESTIVAL -DEC.2016-

January 27-28, 2017 marks the 4th annual Portland Motorcycle Film Festival, hosted by the Oregon Motorcycle Road Racing Association (OMRRA), a fundraiser for Air Fence and safety equipment purchase, deployment and repair at Portland International Raceway.
Feature films selected for 2017 include: Arrows of Fire, Macao Gladiators, Take None Give None, Beyond Siberia and 1000 Kilometer.
Visit http://www.PDXmotorcyclefilms.com to view movie trailers, purchase tickets, and see the full history of films shown.
The PDX Motorcycle Film Festival and OMRRA are non-profit organizations, with all proceeds from the event donated.
The title sponsor for 2017 is BMW Motorcycles of Western Oregon, Oregon’s premier supplier of adventure and touring motorcycles. Additionally, MotoCorsa, Portland’s award winning Ducati dealership, provides support for the 4th year in a row.
Films will be shown in style at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland, Oregon. Built in 1926, with fully restored terracotta façade and neon marquee, The Hollywood features a 50’ screen, digital surround sound, and seating for nearly 400. Every show all four years of the festival has sold out, so get tickets early.
Judges for the Portland Motorcycle Film Festival include Portland-based cinematographers and designers. Additionally, for 2017 moto-journalist Mark Gardiner will join the judging crew. Mark’s books include, among others, Riding Man and the indispensable Bathroom Book of Motorcycle Trivia.
To learn more about racing motorcycles with OMRRA see http://www.omrra.com. 

MY BEST OF STRANGER THINGS SEASON ONE VOLUME ONE

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For me One of best show of the last years so this is my BEST OF the Songs and Music from the STRANGER THINGS Soundtrack.Too easy for one like me comes from John Carpenter Alan Howarth and Tangerine Dream’s Era, Enjoy!

– WHITE RABBIT – Jefferson Airplane

STRANGER THINGS – Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein

-KIDS – Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein

-THIS ISN’T YOU – Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein

-ELEGIA – New Order

-FRIENDSHIP – Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein

-011 – Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein

-A KISS – Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein

-FIELDS OF CORAL – Vangelis

-HAWKINS – Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein

-FRESH BLOOD – Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein

-HALLUCINATION – Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein

-AGENTS – Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein

-WHERE IS WILL – Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein

-THROUGH THE NET – Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein

-SHE WIL KILL YOU– Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein

-RUN AWAY – Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein

-JOYCE AND LONNIE – Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein

-HORIZON – Tangerine Dream

-THEORETICALLY – Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein

-EXIT – Tangerine Dream

-HAWKINS LAB – Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein

-HEROES – Peter Gabriel

VOL 95 (2014) FROM ASC CLOSE UP – BEST PROFESSIONAL ADVICE RECAP

 

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

MICHAEL BONVILLAIN, ASC

‘Never stand when you can sit, and never sit when you can  lie down.’

JAVIER AGUIRRESAROBE, ASC, AFC

I don’t remember ever receiving advice about my work from anyone except my gaffers, who advised me not to be so impatient.However, I once received  this general advice : ‘ A movie is like the Tour de France: It’s not necessary to win all the stages. It’s more important to resolve the worst situations,maintain the consistency, and then arrive in Paris as the winner’.

REXFORD METZ, ASC

‘Never say no!’

GEORGE MOORADIAN, ASC

At the bottom of a silver mine in Park City, Utah, 1 1/2 Miles underground Garland Wilde intoned, ‘Don’t be afraid of the Dark.’ You can take that advice anywhere.

JAMES A. CHRESSANTHIS, ASC

Vilmos Zsigmond told me, ‘Jim, it takes 10 years to become a cinematographer, so be patient and remember, nice guys finish first. And promise me that when you are a successful, you will help the next person.’

ALEX FUNKE, ASC

‘Never ask the crew to undo something  they already done!’ And, ‘Always finish the day leaving a shot ready to start right away the next morning.’

KRAMER MORGENTHAU, ASC

‘In this business, if you aren’t early, you are late.’

JONATHAN FREEMAN, ASC

‘Trust your instinct. Your first choice is usually the best.’

KEN KELSCH, ASC

John Cassavetes told us at NYU not to stop shooting.Just figure it out a way to do it.

JULIO G. MACAT, ASC

When you shoot, take chances, don’t play it safe; push the envelope into that scary and dangerous place; do not settle  for mediocre work. There is always  for improvment . Be original; do ordinary things in a extraordinary way. Don’t forget you are telling a story- so what does each shot say? Shoot images that you would enjoy watching.

To Be Continued… –つづく…

DEEP IN TO HEAT 2017

immagine-87As far as this soundtrack, in my view Michael Mann’s masterpiece, is concerned it is really possible to talk about “Miscellaneous Artists”. To be true, it all began to find out the beautiful piece The Last Lagoon by William Orbit (famous English, electronic music producer and arranger) and after several years of searching I could understand, quite totally, the very core of this film music.
Michael Mann maximises the emphasising of the visual impact together with the sound one by drawing profusely from famous and brillant authors such as the Kronos Quartet and Elliot Goldenthal (Alien 3).
Other tracks are omitted in the score official version, maybe both for room and royalties reasons, but anyway used in the film.
It is specifically these latter that I am going to consider mainly by listing aside the context they have been matched with:

– Get Up To This – New world beat
(Vincent at the disco’s office discover who “Slick” is;probably the Disco’s Background music fading…)
– Gringatcho Demento – William Orbit
(background music when Waingro is looking for a job in a bar) – track from Strange Cargo III album
– The thrill is gone – BB King
(During the ball of Vincent and Justine…)
– Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra Boulez conducted by Ligeti
(the Platinum robbery) track from the namesake album
– The Monkey King William Orbit
(Chris, Neil and Michael mislead the guard by gesticulating) track from Strange cargo III
– Arabic Agony James
(L.A.P.D. Smile!…a picture from above)
– In November – David Darling
(Neil finds out from some documents who Vincent Hanna is) track from Cello album
– Late Evening in Jersey – Brian Eno
(Chris and Michael in the underground car park hack into the computer altering the bank alarm /Charlene and Dominique ask for the police safeguard)
– Black Cloud – Steve Roach /Elmar Schulte performed by Solitaire
(Waingro meets Roger Van Zant/ Donald stops what he was doing…) track from Ritual Ground album
– Celon – Lisa Gerrard / Pieter Bourke
(News of the bank robbery on TV)
– Will Gaines – Eric Clapton
(Neil devises with Nate a new escape plan / Vincent and Casalas visit Hugh Benny)
– The Last Lagoon – William Orbit
(Vincent says about Neil: “… He’s is still here…”I feel it” … Neil runs after Eady on the hill at dawn)
– The Mighty Limpopo – William Orbit
(Chris understands Charlene’s wave and leaves) – track from Strange Cargo I album

The piece The Last Lagoon by William Orbit (taken from Strange Cargo II album) replace Run Up Hill scene written by Elliot Goldenthal and included in the official soundtrack.
The same is true for the track Refinery Surveillance (scene of the surveillance in the refinery) afterwards replaced by three pieces: The Monkey King by William Orbit, In November by David Darling mixed with Arabic Agony by the James, this latter is taken from Wah Wah album.
Celon by Lisa Gerrard is used in the film but omitted in the soundtrack edition; all the three pieces by Lisa Gerrard are included in The Mirror Pool album.
New Dawn Fades, a shorter, not sung version, is used during the motorway chase between Vincent and Neil and it is a remake by Moby of the namesake piece by the Joy Division; the song integral version is available in the album I Like to Score by Moby.
Armenia by the Einstűrzende Neubauten (taken from Drawings of Patient O.T. album) used for a few seconds during the first “sceptical” meeting of Neil and Eady will be present also in other ”Hard” parts of Heat as well as in “The Insider”; the piece Late evening in Jersey by Brian Eno has recently been recorded on a compilation of unpublished works called Curiosities Vol. 1 (Opal Records).
Top O’ The Morning To Ya written by Eric Schrod, Leon Demant and Willie Dixon is played by the House Of Pain (taken from the House of Pain album) and it is in background during the meeting between Vincent and the informer Richard Torena in the Disco Club; By The Time I Get To Phoenix written by Jimmy Webb is probably droned by Vincent Hanna during the informer Albert Torena questioning.
Will Gaines by Eric Clapton is a piece taken from the soundtrack of Rush, a 1991 film directed by Lili Fini Zanuck.
As far as Ultramarine by Michael Brook is concerned, there is a special, unreleased version used when Vincent Hanna, in an understandable fit of hysteria, throws away his TV set at a traffic light.
There are two versions of the End Title composed by Moby and called God Moving Over the Face of the Waters: the “soft” one included in the official CD and the one included both in the single That’s When I Reach for My Revolver God Moving Over the Face of the Waters Heat Mix and in the above quoted album I like to score.However, the one in the film is slightly different from both these latter.
The pieces composed by Elliot Goldenthal and produced by Mathias Gohl are listed below among the others; the composer has made use, for some pieces, of the collaboration of the Kronos Quartet, the contemporary string quartet already known for collaborating with Philip Glass and with the The guitar orchestra Deaf Elk leading Page Hamilton of metal band Helmet

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1 Heat-Performed by The Kronos Quartet 7:42
2 Always Forever Now-Passengers 6:55
3 Condensers 2:35
4 Refinery Surveillance-Performed by The Kronos Quartet 1:46
5 Last Nite-The Chasers 3:29
6 Ultramarine – Michael Brook 4:35
7 Armenia – Einstürzende Neubauten 4:58
8 Of Helplessness 2:40
9 Steel Cello Lament 1:44
10 Mystery Man – Terje Rypdal 4:40
11 New Dawn Fades – Moby 2:50
12 Entrada & Shootout 1:49
13 Force Marker – Brian Eno 3:37
14 Coffee Shop 1:38
15 Fate Scrapes 1:34
16 La Bas[Edited Version] – Lisa Gerrard 3:11
17 Gloradin – Lisa Gerrard 3:57
18 Run Uphill 2:51
19 Predator Diorama – The Kronos Quartet 2:40
20 Of Separation 2:21
21 God Moving Over the Face of the Waters – Moby 6:58

HEAT B SIDE CDR This anthology was set using the music not inserted in to the original soundtrack record.Enjoy the Mixcloud

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A VIEW FROM SUPERGA HILLS

THERE ARE DAYS WHEN A SORT OF WIND IS CLEANING THE HORIZON AND JANUARY IS ALWAYS THE RIGHT TIME FOR HAVE A GREAT VIEWS OF TORINO FROM SUPERGA HILLS.SO AFTER A COUPLE OF YEARS SINCE MY LAST PANORAMAS SHOOTING (12 JAN 2015) I BACK AT 5 JAN 2017 TO FIND SOME OTHER ANGLES AND ,FIGHTING THE CHILL(-3C°),I GUESS TO HAVE  FOUND SOME INTERESTING THINGS.ALL THE PANORAMA ARE COMPOSED WITH 2 OR AT LEAST 3 FRAMES STITCHED ,THE CAMERA IS ALWAYS THE PENTAX K 01 Mirrorless AND THE LENSES ARE THE CLASSIC SMC A 50MM F1.7 AND THE MODERN PENTAX SMC DA 18-135 3.5-5.6 … ENJOY MY FLICKR

PICTURES TAKEN FROM SUPERGA HILLS AT 5 JAN 2017 AT BLUE HOUR (USING EXSATE GOLDEN HOUR APP)
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