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#1 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 08:42 PM

Don't have many details yet, but I leave town on Sunday night (red-eye) for a feature shooting around Hoboken, NJ next door to New York City. It's tenatively called "The Sophmore", set in a high school. It's sort of a comedic political mystery. Four weeks of prep and then I start shooting in early August.
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#2 Chayse Irvin

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 11:20 PM

Nice David! Are you excited about the project? Is the shooting schedule a decent one?
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#3 Cole Webley

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 11:43 PM

David.

Good luck on your prep. I was wondering...and I am sure it has been different - but how does it usually work with the DP's contract...do you usually get signed on and work a day rate for prep or is that tied into a flat rate for the film, etc. I know in the indy world in Utah we usually get a flat rate for the film and then additional for post, etc. How have you seen it work early in your career and how has that changed?

I hope this question is o.k. to ask and of course feel free to not answer if it is too intrusive of a question.

Thanks.
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#4 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 12:46 AM

Wow, you get paid for post...

Since everything is done with time sheets through a payroll company, I fill them out during prep for whatever was offered me in my deal -- let's say hypothetically it's three weeks of prep, which usually means 5-day weeks, so 15 days, 8-hours per day. Time sheets are turned in weekly. Then when you start shooting, you put down your actual working hours daily so you get overtime, etc. So prep is sort of a "flat" rate though it is still broken down into a hourly for accounting purposes, plus it's how the union calculates things.
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#5 Chris Keth

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 01:03 PM

Good luck. New York and Jersey both have tons of great locations. Keep us posted if you get some free time.
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#6 Mitch Gross

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 11:40 AM

Good to have you shooting in our neck of the woods. Let me know if there's anything we can do for you.
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#7 timHealy

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 02:56 PM

Hey David,

I live in Hoboken. Shoot me an e mail if you need anything or If I see you walking around town, I'll just say hello.

Who are you using as crew? Grip, electric, assistants?

Best

Tim
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#8 Kevin Zanit

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 05:51 PM

Good luck David. I just shot in NJ and NY a month or so ago, it was nice. Where is your camera package coming from?

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#9 Mike Rizos

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Posted 10 July 2007 - 11:29 PM

Hi David
I don't remember you mentioning 4 weeks of prep in any of your other movies before. Is this a normal amount of prep time for a feature?
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#10 Matthew Buick

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 04:14 PM

I'm sure it will be a treat for the eye. Good luck, David. ;)
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#11 Max Jacoby

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 03:17 AM

Mischa Barton is in the movie. That'll be fun...
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#12 Josh Brokenbourgh

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 10:42 AM

Mischa Barton is in the movie. That'll be fun...


I sense sarcasm? or... ;)
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#13 Max Jacoby

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 12:02 PM

;)
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#14 Matthew Buick

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Posted 21 July 2007 - 05:21 PM

:lol:
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