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#1 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 12:42 AM

Two articles have come out on the cinematography:

 

http://www.studiodai...sels-retro-nyc/

 

http://www.creativep..._medium=twitter


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#2 Ken Willinger

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 08:14 AM

The work you're doing on this show is fantastic. I really enjoy it.
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#3 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 11:00 AM

Thanks!
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Posted 18 January 2018 - 11:01 AM

Bro that one shot that pulls out from the drummer in the club?!?!? hot dayum! 


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#5 Robin R Probyn

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 04:53 PM

who says digital cant look good !...  proof yet again ..


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Posted 19 January 2018 - 01:30 PM

who says digital cant look good !...  proof yet again ..

But Robin, it would have looked so much better on 5248... ;)

 

Lovely work David. I watched the pilot a couple of nights ago, and I'm thinking I'm might binge a little over the weekend.


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#7 Rolando Morales

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 10:18 AM

Two articles have come out on the cinematography:

 

http://www.studiodai...sels-retro-nyc/

 

http://www.creativep..._medium=twitter

 

So cool. Im new and just read your Bio and saw your work for this show. My wife and I LOVE the show and one thing I pointed out to her was the Cinematography.


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Posted 15 June 2018 - 12:00 PM

Late to the party... but totally agree, it was gorgeous!


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#9 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 10:29 AM

The teaser trailer has come out for Season 2:


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#10 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 24 October 2018 - 03:54 PM

The official Season 2 trailer has just been released:


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#11 Matt Thomas

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 08:56 AM

Who else has binged through season 2?

 

I'm curious if anyone has any solid guesses, or knows (ahem Mr. Mullen), how the "baseball hitting scene" in the last episode was done. Clever VFX? Actors are talented athletes? Slight of hand & sound design?

 

The scene has kept me up at night... there's no way they actually hit all those baseballs during that long one shot and with the camera in front of the bats, right?! 

 

Beautifully done either way. I love this show. 


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#12 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 10:42 AM

They were hitting foam balls in order to not injure the people working around the Steadicam, and VFX had to step in if the actors swung and missed the ball.
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Posted 19 December 2018 - 01:27 PM

Follow up question, how many takes did that scene take? 

 

They were pretty sweaty... haha


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#14 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 02:37 PM

Not sure, I think it was about ten takes.


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Posted 06 February 2019 - 01:58 AM

Just wondering, how was the pull out orchestrated in the scene that begins with the miniatures of the suitcases on the episode where the family heads up to the catskills? It goes from a shot of Shalhoub in his study to a shot of the ladies with their racks of clothes. Seems too quick to be steadicam and I would think an accordion style crane perhaps, but I think I heard in an interview that most of the series is shot on location and fitting a crane in an apartment seems unmanageable.


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#16 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 07:53 AM

The apartment is a set but it’s elevated about 10 feet or so in the air and we would have had to rip out a window wall and put steel deck outside to get a Technocrane up there, but the problem would have then been that we couldn’t pull back fast enough.

We put an electric skateboard type rig on a wooden track to drive the camera back — a Movi was on top so we could then detach and move the camera over sideways to the other part of the room. Visual effects had to remove the wood ramp and put the carpet back in.
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Posted 06 February 2019 - 04:46 PM

Thank you for the response and congratulations on the success of the series. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is probably the 2nd show that I've been absolutely enamored with (the first being Game of Thrones). I binged the first two seasons in a matter of days in between jobs. Would you be open to posting lighting diagrams for requested episodes? 


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#18 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 05:47 PM

I didn't really draw any diagrams though the dimmer board operator had a lighting plot for the main sets.


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Posted 06 February 2019 - 09:57 PM

Any insights you could offer up on your favorite types of lights for the series or generally? I was offered my first feature (unfortunately probably will have to turn it down) and I primarily like to use an m18, skypanel, and quasars (or tungsten when the story fits it) or other small kickers but hoping to expand my repertoire. I should note that I'm not a fan of kino flos as the color temperature seems to vary greatly from bulb to bulb and I don't have the luxury of going through a reputable G&E rental company yet. Hoping for advice on lights for smaller sets, I won't be lighting any big spaces for years haha. Never went to film school so most of my knowledge is from working on set as an ac and watching gaffers.


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#20 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 10:43 PM

I like tungsten for bounces, like with Source-4 Lekos.  I use a lot of Litemats on the show too.


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