FILM PUSHED AT 2000 ASA

PANDORUM(2008) Directed by Chris Alvart cinematography by Wedigo von Schultzendorff BVK was shot on Kodak Film stock Vision 2 500T 5218 70% of the films exposure is rated at 2000 ASA .Filmed with Super 35,Spherical Master Primes and Arriflex 435 film cameras


HEAT(1995) Directed by Michael Mann cinematography by Dante Spinotti ASC AIC, was shot on Eastman EXR 500T 5298 film stock the exposure is rated at 2000 ASA.Filmed with Cine SL-35 Camera, Panavision Panaflex Platinum Camera using lenses Panavision Anamorphic Super High Speed Lenses, Panavision E Series Anamorphic Lenses and Panavision Primo Anamorphic Lenses.

 

Force processing and Flashing ,Force Processing is also called pushing, is the more common of the two. The easiest way to explain this is that if you find yourself in a situation where you don’t have
enough light, you can underexpose the film and then ask the lab personnel to “push”it. They would leave the file in the developer longer, overdeveloping it. The staff atmost labs have substantial experience with this and can be quite precise in how theymatch up what you have done with how they process the film. Care must be taken
when you do this, however, because the quality of the image will change from the film
that has been normally exposed and normally processed. The film will have a diffe
rent
Look, Leaving the film longer in the soup (slang for the developing chemicals) generally
increases contrast and creates more visible grain. As always, you have to think about
how the pieces will match up with other things you are shooting,
Most DPs push film because they are trying to achieve a specific effect. It is great
for producing a grainier, more abstract image. In cases like this, you build that stop
(or stops) of underexposure into your filming by changing the films El. This relates
to the concept of halving and doubling . Every doubling or
halving of EI represents an f-stop, and you change the El rather than make the mental
Computation each time.If you have a film stock normally rated at 500 EI and you want to push it two stops, what would the new EI be?
One stop would be 1,000, and two stops would be 2,000. If you rate the film stock at 2,000, you will automatically
be building two stops of underexposure into everything you film. You then tell the
lab to push the film two stops, and the lab compensates for what you have done by
leaving the film in the soup longer.

 

VOL 97 (2016) FROM ASC CLOSE UP – BEST PROFESSIONAL ADVICE RECAP

 

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

PETER LEVY, ASC

Don’t get attached to anything _ Be Prepared to turn on a dime at any time.

GREG FRASER, ASC, ACS

It must be a lighting tip : ‘ When in doubt , turn it off ‘

PETER MOSS, ASC, ACS

No matter how technologies  change, a cinematographer’s most valuable tool is his eye.

JAMIE ANDERSON, ASC

Roger Corman would always tell his first-time directors before the first day of shooting, ‘Whenever you get a chance,sit down!’ Still good advice

DAVID KLEIN, ASC

Never Give Up!

FREDRIC GOODICH, ASC

Remain a student.Respect your crew. Collaborate

SHANE HURLBUT, ASC

Never feel comfortable, always challenge yourself and never stop dreaming.

LISA WIEGAND, ASC

My agent ,Charles Lenhoff, gives me pep talks before job interviews. Early on he said ‘Tell them you want the gig.’ I thought he was nuts! I assumed, ‘ if I’m interviewing, obviously I want the job.’ I’m still amazed then when I say it, it works. In a couple instances,after the interview, the producers thanked me for telling them, because apparently they often can’t tell if their cinematographer candidates are actually interested.

VANJA CERNJUL, ASC, HFS

Tomislav Pinter once told me, ‘A great cinematographer doesn’t have a style’

PETER ANDERSON, ASC

Oddly enough, it was a print AD that McDonalds’s ran back in the Sixties, promoting being ‘persistent and patient.’ This Mantra has served me very well over my career.

MANDY WALKER, ASC, ACS

When I was starting out there were only a small percentage of women in the camera dept., and I am constantly reassured that while it may still appear to be male-dominated, there’s no reason why it should be.

CHECCO VARESE, ASC

Wake up before everybody else ; go to sleep after everybody else; work more than you think you should.

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

 

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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.

 

VOL 94 (2013) FROM ASC CLOSE UP – BEST PROFESSIONAL ADVICE RECAP

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

NEWTON THOMAS SIEGEL, ASC

Find a way to keep shooting, no matter what. That is how I have learned and how I have grown.

STEPHEN GOLDBLATT, ASC,BSC

My gaffer in England, Martin Evans,advised me to say nothing during the first three weeks of production,to just watch and listen. I wish I had followed his advice more closely.

RUSSELL CARPENTER, ASC

‘Every Producer,every lab,every equipment house and every crewmember(from Director to caterer) is your family.’

CHRISTHOPHER BAFFA, ASC

‘Lead through respect,not intimidation.’ Words of wisdom from Dad.

PAUL MAIBAUM, ASC

‘All one really has in this business is one’s reputation as someone who can be trusted’

SHELLY JOHNSON, ASC

‘Learn from your mistakes,not your successes’

DON BURGESS, ASC

‘Spend less than you make’

STUART DRYBURGH, ASC, NZCS

‘Using Pentax spot meter,John Toon Taught me the relationship  between incident and spot readings. I have used this method of exposure calculation ever since’

RON FORTUNATO, ASC

‘We’re all replaceable’

STEVE GAINER, ASC

‘Always set the people you’re working with know if you are unsure about something . it’s much better than explaining  why a mistake was made’

SEAMUS McGRAVEY , ASC, BSC

‘Cinematography is 10 Percent cinematography and 90 percent bladder control’

MICHAEL SLOVIS, ASC

‘Remain Positive.’ It’s harder than you think.

To Be Continued… –つづく…

VOL 93 (2012) FROM ASC CLOSE UP – BEST PROFESSIONAL ADVICE RECAP

 

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

RODRIGO PRIETO, ASC, AMC

On my first day on my first job as a PA, the production manager was late, and a grip said, ‘ it is disrespectful to be late on a shoot day.’ That made a big impression on me.

ROBERTO SCHAEFER, ASC, AIC

Listen to your gut instinct and believe in it. And Remember that the craft-service person on this job might be producer on the next.

JONATHAN TAYLOR, ASC

Stay calm, listen, observe and lead by example.

ALAR KIVILO, ASC, CSC

Don’t try to be someone you are not.

DARIUS KHONDJI , ASC, AFC

1)Learn how to listen; 2)Choose one strong idea per film; and 3 ) Really understand your motivations, why you do something and not something else, and the direction you take in your work.

SAM NICHOLSON, ASC

The film business is like a prizefight;it’s not how many times you get knocked down that counts, it’s how many times you get up and go again.

PETER LYONS COLLISTER, ASC

Treat everyone on a set as a human being . Learn everyone’s name, and don’t abuse any perceived power. I’ve witnessed such bad behavior by megalomaniacal  producers, directors, actors and , yes, cinematographers.Even in the stress of your 18 hour day, remember that PA has worked 23 hours already.

DAVID BOYD, ASC

Michael Chapman told me that if I didn’t want to shoot a project, I should just double my rate— That way I could be happy doing it. I’ve never tried it,but he made me laugh.

JOHN NEWBY, ASC

Know what you want to see in the shot before you plan logistics.

ROBERT PRIMES, ASC

After hearing complaints from an actor that I was putting too much light in his eyes, an executive producer called me into his office to remind me that I could be fired and he could be fired, but the actor could not be fired.It was a great lesson in political reality.

PETER DEMING, ASC

From George Folsey Sr. :’ Whenever you go in to production, eat a good breakfast and sit down whenever you can.’ Good Advice.

JERZY ZIELINSKI, ASC, PSC

Don’t let yourself become too obsessed with technology. Find a balance with your creativity.

To Be Continued… –つづく…

VOL 87 ( 2006 ) FROM ASC CLOSE UP-BEST PROFESSIONAL ADVICE RECAP

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

JOHN SIMMONS, ASC

Lose the word ” Can’t” from your vocabulary.Carlton Moss taught me there is always a way to get it done.

WILLIAM A.FRAKER , ASC

The Best Advice I ‘ve ever been given was to extend myself. It’s a famous quote: ” A man’s reach should exceed his grasp.” All the tools, the technologies, are there for you to use, but you can’t assume they will tell your story.That’s up to cameraman, to use everything at his disposal to tell a story visually.

M. DAVID MULLEN, ASC

I was nervous about shooting my first feature, and luckily, I ran into Allen Daviau, ASC,who advised me to know my first week of production, what I needed to do, backwards and forwards. I discovered that being hyper-prepared like that not only boosted my confidence  but also set the right tone for the production. The crew quickly  realizes  that you know what you want  and are aware of how long things should take.

SOL NEGRIN , ASC

From Harry Stradling Sr.: ” Never be afraid to take a chance.It may be the thing you ever did .”

BILL BENNETT , ASC

“Never Pass up the opportunity to keep your mouth shout!” What they don’t tell you in cinematography training is that you job is 50 percent cinematography and 50 percent diplomacy, I’ve learned the hard way that when things go south, as they sometimes do, it’s best to pause and reflect on what’s happening and why before opening your mouth and blurting out what first comes to mind.No one remembers what you didn’t say, but they will certainly remember something you said in haste.

KEES VAN OOSTRUM , ASC

Always strive for perfection in every image you create, not so much technically but in terms of feeling that you have completely understood what you are trying to convey.

PHILIPPE ROUSSELOT , ASC

One Piece of advice I gave myself was not to follow any rules. Another for Jean Jacques Annaud, is, ” Always wear the appropriate shoes on set ”

STEVEN FIERBERG , ASC

When I was in collage, Nick Ray come to show his films, and I spent the whole night talking to him in the lobby rather than watching the films. As he left, he said, “Remember,it’s a way of life”

DAVID B. NOWELL , ASC

Always view your dailies. This May sound silly, but a lot of times, especially today, you never get the chance to see how a shot will look up on the big screen.

ERNEST DICKERSON , ASC

I’ve learned so much from reading AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER, and the best professional advice I ever received was from an interview with Gordon Willis. In it,he stressed the importance of always having a point of view when approaching  a scene. It’s the first question I ask myself when I’m designing my coverage: What is the point of view,or whose? Once I’ve answered the question, everything falls into place much more ease.

KARL WALTER LINDENLAUB , ASC

Make Friends early so you have allies in this business. They are the ones who call you first.

CRAIG DiBONA , ASC

Early int my career, an old veteran told me, “The Industry is a lot of fun,but never forget it’s a business with a lot of money being spent every second. Don’t laugh your way out of your job,and if you stretch your arms out you can’t touch the camera, then you’re probably in the wrong place.” Good Words to remember.

To Be Continued… –つづく…

RECAP OF MY WORDPRESS

HERE A LIST OF WHAT I WROTE IN MY WORDPRESS AND I STILL  THINK THAT ARE REMARKABLE THINGS

  1. HALLOWEEN III SOUNDTRACK
  2. ALEX THOMSON B.S.C
  3. Public Enemies
  4. HEAT SOUNDTRACK
  5. THE INSIDER SOUNDTRACK
  6. MANHUNTER & DANTE SPINOTTI
  7. MY HANDPAINTS
  8. JUKY SKIES
  9. MY COLLATERAL IMAGES
  10. COLLATERAL SOUNDTRACK
  11. MEGAN AND EVA FILM SUBJECT
  12. MIAMI VICE SOMETHING ABOUT
  13. DECEMBER 2008
  14. THE VISUAL OF HEAT
  15. EVENT HORIZON MOVIE
  16. MY FRIEND JOHN MURPHY COMPOSER
  17. AROUND CINEMATOGRAPHY
  18. CARROZZERIA BERTONE
  19. PERFECT LOCATION
  20. OCTOBER 2010
  21. THE BULLET HOLE Something else about Public Enemies
  22. MY BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
  23. MANN OF SCORES
  24. OTTOBRE 2011
  25. MEETING MICHAEL MANN
  26. KUDOS DANTE
  27. PROMETHEUS SOUNDTRACK
  28. OCTOBER 2012
  29. NOVEMBER 2012
  30. MARCH 2013
  31. INTERRUPT VECTOR
  32. MAY 2013
  33. THE FOG MUSIC FOR STEVIE WAYNE KAB
  34. SISMA EMILIA
  35. LOCATION MANAGER
  36. PROMOTING THE KEEP
  37. AFFLICTED SET PHOTOGRAPHER Uncredited
  38. FIRST SOLO EXHIBIT
  39. MY WORKS AND SHOW
  40. NOVEMBER 2014
  41. SUPPORTING CINEMA INDUSTRY $$$£££€€€
  42. JAN 2015
  43. BLACKHAT ITALY MARCH 2015
  44. BLACKHAT RESEARCH FOR THE SOUNDTRACK
  45. APRIL 2015 COOL
  46. DUANE C.MANWILLER BEST CAMERA OPERATOR
  47. GOT A NEW ASTRA BERTONE
  48. OPEL ASTRA COUPè BERTONE

TO BE CONTINUED….