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#1 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 20 May 2006 - 06:23 PM

I just got this photo from the shoot, labelled "A Hollywood Porch". We built this false porch on a hilltop so that we could get the sunball on a telephoto lens behind the actors in silhouette.

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#2 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 20 May 2006 - 08:23 PM

I love Hollywood trickery. :)
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#3 David Sweetman

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Posted 20 May 2006 - 10:42 PM

Some day I'm going to put a shot in a movie that is exactly like this photo. Maybe even a camera looking dead-into a mirror, so you can see the operator, 1st AC, director, crew, setup, and everything, and not even acknowledge it. I've often thought about doing that, and just rolling the shot, have the actors play it like normal, and just show everything. That would be awesome.
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#4 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 20 May 2006 - 10:50 PM

Some day I'm going to put a shot in a movie that is exactly like this photo. Maybe even a camera looking dead-into a mirror, so you can see the operator, 1st AC, director, crew, setup, and everything, and not even acknowledge it. I've often thought about doing that, and just rolling the shot, have the actors play it like normal, and just show everything. That would be awesome.


You'd be like Godard...
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#5 David Sweetman

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Posted 20 May 2006 - 11:13 PM

You'd be like Godard...


Dang it, it's been done?

This Godard guy interests me though...
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#6 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 08:27 PM

Haskell Wexler did something similar to that at the end of one of his films. The camera pans over at the end of the shot and you see Haskell with his eye to the viewfinder of another camera. I can't remember which film it was....
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#7 fstop

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 09:07 PM

Medium Cool. That horribly clumsy, cheap, signposted, unintelligent conclusion is the one rank amateur level element that stands in the way of that film being perfect. Cinematographers should stick to their say jobs.

I'd love to see Brechtian sillyness return to the screen, albeit retaining his sense of content too.
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#8 Andy_Alderslade

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 10:26 AM

Some day I'm going to put a shot in a movie that is exactly like this photo. Maybe even a camera looking dead-into a mirror, so you can see the operator, 1st AC, director, crew, setup, and everything, and not even acknowledge it. I've often thought about doing that, and just rolling the shot, have the actors play it like normal, and just show everything. That would be awesome.


Check out Francois Truffaut's La Nuit Americane (Day for Night)
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