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…