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…

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Guillermo del Toro [ɡiˈʝeɾmo ðel ˈtoɾo]

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guillermoGuillermo del Toro (Spanish pronunciation: [ɡiˈʝeɾmo ðel ˈtoɾo]; born October 9, 1964) is a Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer, and novelist. In his filmmaking career, del Toro has alternated between Spanish dark fantasy pieces, such as The Devil’s Backbone (2001) and Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), and more mainstream American action movies, such as Blade II (2002) and Hellboy (2004).mimic4

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Del Toro’s work is characterised by a strong connection to fairy tales and horror, with an effort to infuse visual or poetic beauty.[2] He has a lifelong fascination with monsters, which he considers symbols of great power.[3]

Del Toro is known for his use of insectile and religious imagery, underworld and clockwork motifs, dominant amber lighting, and his frequent collaborations with Federico Luppi, Ron Perlman, and Doug Jones.[4]

He is one of the writers of Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit trilogy.

So,Just realized that I L I K E  his cinema, MIMIC was pretty well done, it was 1997,and I really enjoyed BLADE II blade-ii-sceneand the HELLBOY (idea limited by technology available AT TIMES)but I had the apogee with the outstanding and practical PAN’S LABYRINTH (YES remind me something of Michael Mann’s The Keep) ,of this Pan I own a great special edition on DVD;however last week end happen to see his last Production ANDY MUSCHIETTI’s MAMA  shitting my pants, now  the only thing that counts is that I cant’ wait for July and PACIFIC RIM.. I loved Cloverfield,and I grew up with Megaloman,Mazinger and other japanese  Giant robots and Monsters so…again, this will feed the child living inside me!

UPGRADE JAN. 2018 After Won the Gold Lion at Venice Film Festival 2017 and after Won the 2018 Golden Globe as Best Director, Guillermo’s THE SHAPE OF WATER got 13 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture so I’m happy to have mentioned him in my blog PAGE 26 MARCH 2013 article,

Time is an honourable man

 


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