VOL 91 ( 2010 ) FROM ASC CLOSE UP-BEST PROFESSIONAL ADVICE RECAP

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From ASC CLOSE UP american-cinematographer-logo Vol 91(2010)

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

BILLY DICKSON, ASC

Stay true to Yourself. When Everything is crazy around you and you feel like you’re being forced into making all the compromises,do what is right for you and make the compromises you can live with.In the end,what people see on the screen is what they remember you by.

PAUL CAMERON, ASC

Invest in yourself, and if you ‘re not willing to risk everything,then don’t bother doing anything.

SALVATORE TOTINO, ASC

The Advice I got the first day I worked in the film business: Always be five minutes early to work, never five minutes late.But more importantly, live on the edge when it comes to your photography–Take risks.Put your ideas on film and fall down a few times; it will make you a great filmmaker.

RENE OHASHI, ASC,CSC

Have a clear vision, design and objective for every scene. Then, by lighting with your instincts along with your intention  and setting you own level of excellence, you will find satisfaction.

FRED ELMES, ASC

It’s the director movie.The Director is always right.

JOHN SCHWARTZMAN, ASC

From my grandfather, Carmine Coppola: What you do with your non-working time is more important than what you do with your working time.

THOMAS A. DEL RUTH, ASC

From Jordan Cronenweth: ‘Minimize compromise,be prepared for rejection, and save your money’

CHARLES MINSKY, ASC

I’m not sure it’s the best advice,but when I first began working as a camera assistant , Joe Ruttenberg, ASC lived next door.He took me into his house one day and showed me his two Academy Awards and told me to become an editor because they had more control on his art than he did.It did not deter me, but it made me aware that I wasn’t in complete control of the finished product.It’s a lesson I’m still learning.

DEJAN GEORGEVIC, ASC

Lee Rothberg’s Mantra :’ Keep Calm,Cool and collected at all times’

JIM DENAULT, ASC

From Tim Beiber: ‘ Show up early,don’t sit down,and act like you give a shit.’ It’s easy to remember and has far-reaching implications’

PHEDON PAPAMICHAEL , ASC

Roger Corman used to tell his young directors to sit down on an apple-box whenever they got an opportunity.I always try to pace myself through a long shoot;I see a lot of folks burn out before the film is done.

FRANK B.BYERS, ASC

From my agent: ‘Be the happiest guy on set.’ He was right

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WORKS AND EXHIBIT 2011-2016

SOME EXHIBIT HAD DISPLAY WORKS OF MINE (2011-2016)

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    IO ESPONGO XIV  20 APRIL 2011

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“THE BLEEDING LADY”

IO ESPONGO XVII MARCH 2014

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PHOT’OUT FOTOGRAFIA CINEMATICA – BIBLIOTECA NATALIA GINZBURG TORINO JULY 2014

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PARATISSIMA #10 November 2014 N.I.C.E “ALTROVE”

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PARATISSIMA #11 November 2015 N.I.C.E “CITTA’ESPANSA”

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IO ESPONGO XVIII 6 DECEMBER 2015 – MARCH 2016

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THE WAVE“The Wave”

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MONET @ TORINO

“..Sponsored by the City of Turin and Skira editore, the exhibition will be held at GAM – Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea of Turin, whose long-standing collaboration with the Musée d’Orsay has made it possible to bring forty of Monet’s masterpieces to the Piedmont capital..”

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FURTHER CONSIDERATION – VINTAGE LENSES RULES

End of troubled year,so Let me does some Random Considerations..If I’m not wrong somewhere(American Cinematographer Vol. 89 Issue 5 Kink and the City By Jon Silberg) I read that “my” DANTE SPINOTTI A.S.C-A.I.C for the feature DECEPTION used older Super Speed primes lenses over modern HD digital camera(at that times Panavision Genesis ) and modern primo lenses over classic super35 film camera like ARRI or Panaflex..so I used this tips,among the many that he does in every his interview, for my gear using classic/vintage Pentax SMC A Manual Focus lenses(50mm f 1.7- 50mm f 1.4) over my digital APS-C Pentax SLR and I get , sometimes with the beauty of some difficult, OUTSTANDING  results,working at 50mm full frame lenses(75mm if compared to Pentax APSC DSLR System 1,5x) ;last hardly I will pass to full frame ,not for my pocket ,my computer and skills.Check My Flickr
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Then I was able to recover a 1984 RICOH XRP 35mm film camera mounting a Ricoh 50 mm lenses f 1.7 for understand what Quentin Tarantino and other great Directors are keeping alive in to cinema industry,the use of film,to be honest as just not pro in that days is quite a mess develop films and scan for obtain nice prints (prints on photographic paper/media is the where everything must go) however the organic feel is so fascinating ,and I could understand why they don’t quit it,but with my digital gears set as I mentioned before I can really deal the same great digital photographic meaning specially for see in to the darkness…

So less any hateful Digital Intermediate speech I’m not telling that IF they used ALEXA 65 with Vintage Ultra Panavision lenses they could get a better THE HATEFUL 8,because this feature under the great ROBERT RICHARDSON A.S.C. is shot at Anamorphic 65mm film with Panaflex using tons of KW with Classic Hollywood Lighting and is not like the REVENANT shot by the beloved EMMANUEL “CHIVO” LUBEZKI A.M.C-A.S.C (using Alexa HD cameras and classic Panavision Anamorphic C Series Lenses with ONLY available ambient-practical lighting),so these western movies are in to a great beautiful confrontation..however this is not my business,are just thoughts for say in the media “fight” lenses could make really the difference and in this case Vintage Lenses Rules.

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THE REVENANT Copyright © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved. THE REVENANT Motion Picture Copyright © 2015 Regency Entertainment (USA), Inc. and Monarchy Enterprises S.a.r.l. All rights reserved.Not for sale or duplication.

WHAT DID I TELL YA?!
British production firms spend big on ‘vintage lenses’ to profit from period drama boom

MY PANASONIC LX 7 TEST

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I loved my LX2 sold for other things,I always loved the LX5 for any reasons never get one,so finally I had got this Panasonic Lumix LX 7 f 1.4, here some sample of out of focus background images,so Enjoy!

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BLACKHAT- ITALY 12 MARCH 2015

AT LAST I HAD THE PLEASURE TO WATCH BLACKHAT 14/15 MARCH,TWICE, AND IT WAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE ,2k and 4k,THAT’S A KIND OF GREAT CINEMA,AS SAID MY FRIEND ALESSANDRO BORRI “Adieu au (vieux) language, welcome to the future” ,THAT’S REFINED,SOPHISTICATED AND THAT’S  NEED HIGH LEVELS OF ATTENTION NOT LIKE A NORMAL ACTION POP CORN MOVIE.THERE’S EVERYTHING OF MICHAEL MANN , A FILMIC POETRY,I CALL IT “FRACTAL CINEMA”  MADE OF AUTHENTICITY , SUPERB DIRECTION , ACTING ,  CINEMATOGRAPHY , SOUND , USE OF MUSIC , MAKE UP, AS FOND OF HIS CINEMA I’M IN EMPATHY I REALLY LOVE HOW HE TELL US STORIES ,HOW YOU CAN WEIGHT WHAT YOU SEE, HOW HE HELP US TO HATE THE VILLAINS , AND I WILL SUPPORT HIM ALWAYS, AS I CAN.

CAN’T WAIT FOR THE DVD-BR MAY 2015 

MY MAKING OF

THE OPENING SEQUENCE

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Theres a new cut ,never released on blu ray and dvd ,and the opening is gone.From the outer-space to the circuit was something of unbelievable ,dimensional and terrific ,what a pity change idea so often..Miami Vice theatrical open was a big mistake compared with the Unrated version, who knows if this time is right?

THANK YOU MICHAEL FOR THE OPENING SEQUENCE AND FOR THE PRISON CELL #16

 

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