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#1 Ashley Barron

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 03:07 PM

Hey everyone,
The Topic Title is pretty explanatory. Who do you consider to be the best commercial Cinematographer and what commercial specifically do you have in mind that stands to you?
Thanks in advance,
Ashley.
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#2 Allen Achterberg

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 04:02 PM

Best? I dunno...


I do know however that Bill Bennett ASC does some amazing car commercial work. http://www.wfb4.com/

maybe some other members can mention some more commercial guys, I am just not too familiar.

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#3 Christopher Arata

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 04:14 PM

I like Daniel Pearl ASC, for his commercial work. He does some great 120FPS work.
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#4 Mike Williamson

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 07:11 PM

As Christopher says, Daniel Pearl, ASC is one of the best. I've included a link to his website, his resume is incredible. I would recommend watching his general reel (especially the first Gatorade spot) and his beauty reel (my favorite being the Shania Twain "Feel Like A Woman" video).
http://danielpearldp.com/

Though not as legendary as Pearl, Claudio Miranda is quite accomplished and does fantastic work. I would recommend the Heinecken "Beer Run" spot he did with Fincher, and the "Grey Goose Oyster" spot.
http://www.claudiomiranda.com

Also I love Paul Cameron, ASC. There was a previous version of his reel that had some old spots I thought were great, there was this Bacardi ad with tons of sweet overexposure... anyways, this what he's currently got online, there's a "Harley Earl" Buick spot towards the end of his commercial reel that's great.
http://dda.wiredrive...8b12b08aae333aa
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#5 Christopher Arata

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 08:30 PM

I agree Mike, I also Like Paul Cameron ASC, he has been a favorite of mine for a long time.
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#6 Adam Frisch FSF

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 02:08 PM

There are some great commercial DP's, many unknown to the long form community.

Here's just a few:

Jess Hall http://www.jesshalldop.com/
Crille Forsberg http://www.crillefor...g.com/index.htm
Omer Ganai http://www.omerganai.com/
Stoeps Langensteiner http://www.stoeps.com/stoeps/index.htm
Carl Nilsson http://www.carlnilsson.com/
Jonathan Sela
Mattias Montero http://www.mattiasmo...om/commercials/
Jo Molitoris http://www.jomolitoris.com/
Paul Laufer
David Ungaro http://www.david-ung...V2/Default.aspx
Brad Rushing http://www.bradrushing.com/
Ross Richardson http://www.rossrichardson.com/
Simon Chaudoir http://www.simonchaudoir.com/
Karsten "Crash" Gopinath http://www.crashdp.com/index2.html
Patrick Duroux http://www.jacobandk...rick/index.html
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#7 Rupe Whiteman

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 04:27 PM

... thanks for the links Adam... interesting to see more of Jess Hall's work as I liked the way Hot Fuzz was shot...

Claudio Miranda's site is worth a look at too!..
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#8 Hal Smith

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 06:42 PM

Geoff Boyle is pretty slick - but then anyone who shot Robert Palmer's "Simply Irresistible" music video then got to shoot a reprise as a Pepsi commercial is high on my envy list.

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#9 Jon Rosenbloom

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 08:20 PM

I did a commercial w/ Crille Forsberg, and I was really impressed by the feel of his framing, totally natural - like the camera just fell where it did, but totally slick and commercial at the same time.
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#10 Ashley Barron

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 11:26 AM

How about food commercials - any cinematographers that photograph food really well?
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#11 Ashley Barron

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 11:51 AM

Let me rephrase..any good Table-Top DPs that anyone can think of??
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Posted 06 May 2008 - 12:25 PM

Yes me . :)
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#13 Elhanan Matos

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 11:52 PM

Let me rephrase..any good Table-Top DPs that anyone can think of??


David Deahl... www.bigdeahl.com the guy works non-stop.
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#14 Ashley Barron

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 01:57 PM

Thanks so much Elhanan, that was exactly what I was looking for.
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