From ASC CLOSE UP 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
To Be Continued… –つづく…