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#1 Steve Denny

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 03:13 PM

The majority of commentaries on DVD extras tend to be from the Director/Actor(s).

Please feel free to post your favorite DVD's that include DP commentaries. I find myself renting any movie that has this feature and I find them infrequently. Maybe you'll list some I haven't seen.

Thanks.
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#2 Brian Wells

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 09:11 PM

Have you seen 2nd Unit? It's an online video series with in depth interviews of accomplished DP's. Here's the link: www.2nd-unit.tv
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#3 G. Stephen Bruno

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Posted 31 August 2006 - 02:29 AM

Thanks for the link Brian.

I'll definitly have to check this out.

Peace.
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#4 Mike Williamson

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Posted 31 August 2006 - 02:48 AM

There was a thread in the archives about this a little while back, take a look and see if you can find that. Two commentaries that quickly spring to mind are Darius Khondji on the "Seven" DVD and Matthew Libatique on "Requiem for a Dream".

Also, Criterion is a company that's been good about supplying extras that include the input from DP's, including a handful of commentary tracks. More often they've got great interviews with cinematographers like Robby Mueller talking about "Down By Law", Raoul Coutard on a number of Godard and Truffaut discs, Vittorio Storaro talking about the lighting in "8 & 1/2", Henri Alekan on "Beauty and the Beast", and a wonderful documentary about Jack Cardiff on the "Black Narcissus" DVD. They're also getting cinematographers involved in supervising video transfers for a number of their films which is a marked difference from the general approach that the major studios take towards their transfers.
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#5 Steve Denny

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Posted 31 August 2006 - 07:40 AM

Thanks, Mike. That's what I'm looking for. I appreciate the info. Anyone else?
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#6 Daniel Stigler

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Posted 31 August 2006 - 12:36 PM

Check out RUSSIAN ARK. It includes light plans and examples of the grading process.
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#7 Matt Irwin

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Posted 31 August 2006 - 11:17 PM

Criterion Collection's release of Videodrome.
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Posted 01 September 2006 - 01:12 PM

We dont get that collection over here , but your dad did a fantastic job on that film . John Holland , London.
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#9 David Gylje

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 01:33 PM

On the Fargo Special Edition DVD there is a commentary track with Roger Deakins which I like. Also, though not exactly a commentary track, on the American Beuty DVD there is a section where Sam Mendes and Conrad Hall talks you through story boards for parts of the movie.

Which DVDs with DP commentaries have you seen?
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#10 Max Jacoby

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 05:37 AM

We dont get that collection over here , but your dad did a fantastic job on that film . John Holland , London.

We do, but it is horribly expensive if you buy it in a store. If is much cheaper to buy it over the internet from the US. Places like www.dvdpricesearch.com are a good starting point for the best deals.
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