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#1 John Sellar

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 02:39 AM

All of this stuff is from a selection of NYU shorts that I shot over this past academic year. Weaknesses? Constructive criticism is welcome.

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 03:43 AM

oops, forgot the link:


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#3 Kieran Scannell

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 11:02 AM

oops, forgot the link:


Hi John,

I must say that's an impressive reel for a 22 year old, learn all that at NYU ? I'll be watching for your name in the majors.

Good luck,

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#4 John Sellar

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 02:59 PM

Kieran,

Thanks, I learn from this forum, books, AC magazine and from experience. I haven't taken any cinematography courses at NYU yet; I'm just finishing my second year. I'm worried because I failed two classes this term, but it was because I shot seven student shorts--one every weekend for the last two months. I think it was worth it though; I learned a lot.

NYU doesn't offer as much as I'd like in terms of cinematography classes. I'm trying to find an apprenticeship for a working DP this summer.

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#5 Andy_Alderslade

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 06:05 PM

I must say that's an impressive reel for a 22 year old, learn all that at NYU ? I'll be watching for your name in the majors.


Your 22?! Yeesh I turned 25 last week and I wish I had the quality of shots in my reel you've got in yours.

Great music, excellent selection of shots - none of them feel weak or unnecessary. My only concern is the reel begins with a lot of black and white and continues like that for the 1st 1/3, and i wonder if thats a little problematic in this day and age.

But as I said already, excellent stuff.
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#6 Kieran Scannell

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 08:38 AM

Kieran,

Thanks, I learn from this forum, books, AC magazine and from experience. I haven't taken any cinematography courses at NYU yet; I'm just finishing my second year. I'm worried because I failed two classes this term, but it was because I shot seven student shorts--one every weekend for the last two months. I think it was worth it though; I learned a lot.

NYU doesn't offer as much as I'd like in terms of cinematography classes. I'm trying to find an apprenticeship for a working DP this summer.

-John



John,

Looking at your reel I'd be cautious of what cinematography courses you could take, you might be disappointed by the entry level.
You're in the right city for a decent DP that's what I'd go for, there's no substitute for working on a crew, looking at how you handle the
camera you should get 2nd AC no bother maybe even pull focus on a smaller crew. I'm going to sound like your dad now, but you have to
watch your work at college, there is no better safety net than a degree ( well there is but I'm assuming your not a millionaire ) and cinematography will always be there a college education wont!

Didn't mean to lecture John,

Good luck

Let us know how you get on in the summer.

Kieran.
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