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#1 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 12:49 AM

Just to alleviate Capt. Video's growing paranoia, I hereby publically announce that I will not be spending any time attempting to keep him from being hired on anything, period. And if he has a decent resume and is in Local 600, I will consider him for any camera department job he applies for, assuming he is qualified, assuming I keep shooting union films.

Although the truth is that I really only have a say in hiring four people: Key Grip, Gaffer, 1st AC, Operator. Anyone below them are hired by one of those four people.
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#2 Richard Boddington

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 09:54 AM

What about me? I'm more qualified for any AC job your shoots than he is.
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Posted 16 August 2006 - 12:15 PM

What about me? I'm more qualified for any AC job your shoots than he is.


Are you in Local 600 under the Assistant category?
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#4 Richard Boddington

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 01:01 PM

Union? In that case forget it :D
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Posted 16 August 2006 - 04:16 PM

And I promise to continue to be amused by this silliness.

David is newly a member of the ASC's secret society to rid the production world of internet forum members who use monikers that sound like 50s kiddie TV shows. They've been very successful in keeping Mr. Kukla Fran Andollie away from Craft Services.
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#6 Evan Winter

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 04:37 PM

I dunno,

after all the crazy talk i've seen coming out of capt. video on this forum, i definitely, without a doubt, wouldn't hire him. he's like some ultra right wing o'reilly, ann coulter worshipping nut:

check out http://www.cinematog...n...c=15002&hl=
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or paraphrased, Fox news sound byte style, for convenience and nothing else of course:

"I... a Bush supporter. If I'm not for you then I'm against you...When Iran developes the bomb, and they will....there may come a time in the future when we... have to answer fire with fire....I for one would rather my country... level Teharan because some Islamic nutcase with a deathwish, a 3rd grade education and a promise of 72 virgins...murders millions of people by setting off a nuke in the heart New York City....In fact bombing Al Jazeera... have been... ONE action Bush could have taking[sic] that I... have supported!"

wow, after that i feel like a journalist for the FOX news Network. i think i could get the hang of this reporting thing it ain't too hard....

;) ;) ;) ;)

someone is not going to get this....just watch...

Edited by Evan Winter, 16 August 2006 - 04:39 PM.

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#7 Jon-Hebert Barto

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 10:17 PM

I don't get it.... :)

No really, politics should play no part in employment. Arrest history...yes. :D No matter how much you dislike "right-wingers" exposure can only benefit a person. Those posting from USA haven't left yet, so left and right must still have more in common than not. If I were surrounded by just republicans or just dems I'd probably kill myself. Like minded is great but it can get tired and worse, BORING!!!
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#8 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 10:22 PM

No really, politics should play no part in employment.


No, of course not. And the truth is that despite the image of Hollywood as being a bastion of liberalism, your typical film crew is fairly working class with a decent mix of political temperments.

Anyway, I'd hire a John Bircher if he could pull focus perfectly on an anamorphic lens shooting wide-open!
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#9 Jon-Hebert Barto

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 10:29 PM

he he he, I'm just now getting your style of humor.... Sometimes in the past it just flew over my head. :lol: :lol: I knew a few John Birchers in Texas.... :lol:
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#10 Evan Winter

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 01:33 AM

:)

okay, i'm gonna drop my weak attempt at 'daily show/colbert report' type political satire and i'm gonna ask a serious question:

david, do you think you'd really be able to work day in and day out on a 3 month feature with a 'john bircher' first ac?

i'm thinking about it myself and i'm not sure...especially given the volatile state of world politics right now and even american politics. the whole topic of politics or even just points of view on daily occurences - israel/lebanon - would be bound to come up and people often get quite heated when their fundamental views of right and wrong are challenged.

i'd like to think that i'd happily hire a first ac who is extreme right (i'm assuming we're talking about extremes for this discussion) as easily as one who is liberal but i don't know....then again, i may very well hire a first ac who is conservative over someone who is extreme left....perhaps it's just the extremes that scare me...

anyway mindless rant done...

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#11 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 02:06 AM

Generally people who work closely together on film sets for long periods try to maintain some civility by avoiding arguments over hot topics like religion and politics. It may come up now & then, but most of us are not going to let ourselves get sidetracked from the work at hand. The beliefs of the particular person matter less than whether they have a pleasant nature (i.e. aren't an a--hole.) Now one might assume, I guess, that someone on the extreme end of issues would naturally be unpleasant, but I'm not so sure that's true. Anyway, as long as it doesn't affect the work, I don't think it matters.

I've worked with a couple of conspiracy nuts before, that's always interesting, but some of those people are so far out there that it's pointless to try and discuss the issue rationally, so you just nod and change the subject, get back to work.

Now if some crew member had particularly controversial views on touchy subjects and constantly felt the need to proclaim them on the set to everyone and be disruptive, I might have a talking to them, or have the producers talk to them. It's similar to how you might handle the spectre of sexual harassment -- some people aren't aware they are doing anything wrong so first you have to inform them of when they are crossing the line.

But I could no more hire or fire someone for a political belief than I could for their sex or race.
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#12 Jon Kukla

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 02:17 AM

And I promise to continue to be amused by this silliness.

David is newly a member of the ASC's secret society to rid the production world of internet forum members who use monikers that sound like 50s kiddie TV shows. They've been very successful in keeping Mr. Kukla Fran Andollie away from Craft Services.


Huh?
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#13 Mitch Gross

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 11:55 AM

Huh?

Anattempt at humor to add some levity. Just look at David's picture and ask if you could ever believe that this was anything but a calm, civil man.
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#14 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 12:10 PM

Anattempt at humor to add some levity. Just look at David's picture and ask if you could ever believe that this was anything but a calm, civil man.


I can't picture him yelling...
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#15 Stuart McCammon

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 03:02 PM

David,

Captain Video called me and said that he would never work for you, and that as soon as his evil plan for world domination is complete, you will rue the day you mocked him. . .

On the other hand, if you apologize right now, all you will have to do the new world order is to iron his cape)

MUAH-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!
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#16 Matthew Buick

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 03:40 PM

I can't picture David Mullen shouting, unlike :

RICHARD BODDINGTON ! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR !!!!! :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:

Edited by Matthew Buick, 17 August 2006 - 03:44 PM.

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#17 Stephen Williams

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 03:47 AM

I can't picture David Mullen shouting, unlike :

RICHARD BODDINGTON ! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR !!!!! :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:


Hi,

I don't think you understand Richard's sense of humour!

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#18 Matthew Buick

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 02:12 PM

So Richard Boddington, you're afraid of me are you ?

HA HA HA, coward. :D :D :D :D :D
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#19 Stephen Williams

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 02:23 PM

So Richard Boddington, you're afraid of me are you ?

HA HA HA, coward. :D :D :D :D :D


Why on earth would anybody be afraid of you?
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#20 Richard Boddington

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 02:25 PM

So Richard Boddington, you're afraid of me are you ?

HA HA HA, coward. :D :D :D :D :D



There's a scene in the Lord Of The Rings the Two Towers where Gandolf is confronted by that slime ball guy Gweemer some thing or other. Gandolf says, "I didn't come here to match wits with a half wit like you."

I've taken that on as my new forum philosophy.

R,
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