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#1 Jack Holland

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 04:52 AM

I'm searching for a DP looking for an opportunity for a step up in their career. Somebody who shoots good stuff but needs to get a solid dramatic feature under their belt, meaning not an action pic.

I'm directing my first feature and I'm looking at a three week schedule, so I need somebody who can handle the DP duties well.

It's my script based on my play. It's a drama about a rebellious young woman who has a nervous breakdown and tries to make peace with her dysfunctional family. One fight scene.

Anybody come to mind? Or anybody know of a good place to find people?

I appreciate any advice.

Jack Holland

P. S. Below is a link to my IMDB profile so you can see a little bit about my background.

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#2 David Auner aac

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 05:24 AM

Hi Jack,
please do post where you are about or where you want to shoot respectively, that might help!

Cheers, Dave
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#3 Jack Holland

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 06:10 AM

Hi Jack,
please do post where you are about or where you want to shoot respectively, that might help!

Cheers, Dave



Whoops, you're right--

I'm in Los Angeles and as of right now we'll be shooting exclusively in Los Angeles County.

Thanks
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#4 Pedro Ciampolini

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 04:38 PM

I can help you
PLEASE CHECK MY REEL AT:
www.intheblinkoflove.com
best
Pedro
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I'm searching for a DP looking for an opportunity for a step up in their career. Somebody who shoots good stuff but needs to get a solid dramatic feature under their belt, meaning not an action pic.

I'm directing my first feature and I'm looking at a three week schedule, so I need somebody who can handle the DP duties well.

It's my script based on my play. It's a drama about a rebellious young woman who has a nervous breakdown and tries to make peace with her dysfunctional family. One fight scene.

Anybody come to mind? Or anybody know of a good place to find people?

I appreciate any advice.

Jack Holland

P. S. Below is a link to my IMDB profile so you can see a little bit about my background.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0390711/


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#5 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 04:47 PM

Hey Jack,
I'm out in Phila, but worth a shot. Have a look at my site, http://www.adriansierkowski.com and drop me a line if you'd like to speak more.
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#6 Richard Vialet

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 11:39 PM

I sent you a private message Jack, with all my info. Please check it. I'd love to hear more.

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#7 Bruce Greene

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 02:00 AM

I'm searching for a DP looking for an opportunity for a step up in their career. Somebody who shoots good stuff but needs to get a solid dramatic feature under their belt, meaning not an action pic.

I'm directing my first feature and I'm looking at a three week schedule, so I need somebody who can handle the DP duties well.

It's my script based on my play. It's a drama about a rebellious young woman who has a nervous breakdown and tries to make peace with her dysfunctional family. One fight scene.

Anybody come to mind? Or anybody know of a good place to find people?

I appreciate any advice.

Jack Holland

P. S. Below is a link to my IMDB profile so you can see a little bit about my background.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0390711/


Hi Jack,

I'm not busy at the moment :) And I love dramas.

www.brucealangreene.com
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#8 Kraig Swisher

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 10:32 PM

Hello Jack, I'm very interested in getting a dramatic feature under my belt.

My reel can be viewed here ... www.kraigswisher.com

Also, I own a Red One in which I have intricate knowledge and experience with. As well as 35mm and other High-Def mediums.

I appreciate your time and consideration.

Best Regards
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#9 Charles Haine

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 05:27 PM

You can check out my reel at www.charleshainedp.com, I have a RED ONE package, several 35mm packages, and I also own a color grading company (www.dirtyrobber.com).
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#10 Tom Jensen

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 12:38 AM

Hi Jack,

I'm not busy at the moment :) And I love dramas.

www.brucealangreene.com
818-802-9252


I don't know some of these guys but I know Bruce and you probably won't get more experience for the money.
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#11 Glen Alexander

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 01:35 PM

I don't know of these guys but I would suggest you actually meet and see if you get on with them personally and artistically.

If the he/she doesn't share your vision and enthusiasm, it's an expensive train wreck to clean up.

questions to ask them, what lenses or style would you use to capture nervousness? apprehension? fear? euphoria? do you want to shoot run-and-gun doco-style? or elegant and poinant story? do you want lots of motion? hand-held? just things to think about, going from stage to film is a different animal. actors on stage are used to projecting to an audience not for a camera, the body language is different.

Edited by Glen Alexander, 30 November 2009 - 01:40 PM.

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#12 John Holland

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 01:43 PM

Wow working for a agent now then !! forgot to ask why arnt you suggesting we shoot in VistaVision !!!
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#13 Glen Alexander

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 02:03 PM

Wow working for a agent now then !! forgot to ask why arnt you suggesting we shoot in VistaVision !!!


No, not working for an agent?? Just imparting some knowledge from my own experience.

I'm working on a study, a true multi-viewpoint perspective painting, an homage to Rothko.

For me, I will ALWAYS shoot VistaVision and FILM. Even if I only do 3 to 5 films in my lifetime, they will be big bold works of art. VV and 65mm, large format is not for everyone. There are times when I felt alone in the dark, yelling shoot FILM, against the marketing tide of video. I emailed Keith W. about this and now I cease to care whether people shoot video, in the end, it will make my work stand even more above the video noise of now

Edited by Glen Alexander, 30 November 2009 - 02:05 PM.

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#14 John Holland

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 02:14 PM

Hey Glen i am prob. biggest film person on this site !!! and i have shot VistaVision using the Empire flex ! so dont get me wrong please !! i really would like to see what you have been shooting on VistaVision .
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#15 Glen Alexander

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 05:28 PM

Hey Glen i am prob. biggest film person on this site !!! and i have shot VistaVision using the Empire flex ! so dont get me wrong please !! i really would like to see what you have been shooting on VistaVision .


John,

Send me a PM with your address and I'll send you a NTSC DVD, I don't have a PAL version. Standard Def doesn't do any kind of justice to the big VV, when I get the super-res version on Blu-ray done, now we're talking Baraka kind of quality. I didn't like the optical downconvert, it tended to build up too much contrast. To be honest, I got the biggest kick of watching my film in the same theater where Hitchcock, CB, and Brando watched their VV daillies on the same projector.

Most people who really get my film are like me, they are buddhist and spiritual. My French friends also 'got it' even without subtitles. Most westerners under the influence of organized religion, tend to go "Interesting" and are merely wowed by the images. Interestingly, Spanish people do get it, even with influence of catholic church, as most tend to live for today.


Apologies to the originator for mini-hijacking the thread.
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Posted 30 November 2009 - 06:57 PM

I'm curious. What will you gain by shooting this in Vista Vision?
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#17 Glen Alexander

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 01:31 PM

I'm curious. What will you gain by shooting this in Vista Vision?



resolution 78 lp/mm equivalent of IMAX
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#18 Tom Jensen

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 02:12 PM

resolution 78 lp/mm equivalent of IMAX


And what will that buy you on this project? I haven't read the script so I don't know. Does the film need more resolution than Tombstone, Adams Family, Batman, Panic Room, Fight Club, or any other high profile, theatrically distributed movie? It doesn't sound like an FX laden movie from the description.

Edited by Tom Jensen, 01 December 2009 - 02:17 PM.

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#19 Glen Alexander

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 02:24 PM

And what will that buy you on this project? I haven't read the script so I don't know. Does the film need more resolution than Tombstone, Adams Family, Batman, Panic Room, Fight Club, or any other high profile, theatrically distributed movie? It doesn't sound like an FX laden movie from the description.


Old engineering saying, GIGO, garbage in, garbage out.

If you want mediocrity and flat images, go shoot red or video.

The lack of artistry, creativity or ingenuity on your part speaks volumes.

And I DIDN'T suggest he shoot VV, read ALL the posts.

Edited by Glen Alexander, 01 December 2009 - 02:25 PM.

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#20 Tom Jensen

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 02:36 PM

Old engineering saying, GIGO, garbage in, garbage out.

If you want mediocrity and flat images, go shoot red or video.

The lack of artistry, creativity or ingenuity on your part speaks volumes.

And I DIDN'T suggest he shoot VV, read ALL the posts.


So Anamorphic, 35, Super 35 are considered mediocre and flat? You do seem to be suggesting the the director in this case would be better off shooting VV. I guess Coppola, Scoresese, Scott, Allen, Hitchcock, Mallick and others lacked artistry, creativity and ingenuity as well.
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