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#1 Karel Bata

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 05:15 AM

What big name directors also light? Peter Hyams comes to mind. But who else is there?

Anyone have any thoughts on this? It must be a massive undertaking on a feature (and to do this you'd have to prove you could actually do it before anyone gave you the money to double up!) but I can see advantages in that the cameraman knows exactly what the director wants.
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Posted 31 March 2009 - 07:26 AM

tarantino?
rodriguez?
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Posted 31 March 2009 - 10:09 PM

I think you'll find most director dp's shooting commercials and not movies. Movies can be too overwhelming to do both for long period of times.

I know Steven Soderburgh operates but I would wonder how much lighting he actually is doing. I have never been on one of his jobs so I can't comment.

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#4 Michael B McGee

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 01:02 AM

are you asking if the person directed and gaffed on the same gig or he/she once was a gaffer now director? I believe David Fincher did some Industial Light & Magic before heading to Hollywood. Ericson Core shot and directed Invincible with Marky Mark.
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#5 John Brawley

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 01:06 AM

What big name directors also light? Peter Hyams comes to mind. But who else is there?

Anyone have any thoughts on this? It must be a massive undertaking on a feature (and to do this you'd have to prove you could actually do it before anyone gave you the money to double up!) but I can see advantages in that the cameraman knows exactly what the director wants.



I think you'll find in drama there's a few that operate but very few that actually light.

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 02:41 AM

I was wondering who they might be, and what observations anyone might have made about how that affected working practices. I've Seen it plenty of times in commercials, but rarely in features. And I did mean lighting rather than operating. No-one here tried it..?

Tarantino? What about Andrzej Sekula or Bob Richardson..? It's notable that Rodriguez and Soderbergh both came from DIY backgrounds.
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