Interview with Ward Russell, DP on a few Tony Scott films
Posted 14 November 2010 - 04:36 AM
Posted 14 November 2010 - 06:12 AM
Posted 14 November 2010 - 10:32 AM
I was particularly interested in the comments regarding Tony Scott's shooting style and his earlier films avoiding dolly work. Very interesting that he seemed to create so much movement through editing, on what I consider to be high quality action movies (although I think Top Gun and Beverly Hills Cop 2 both have memorable steadicam/handheld shots too). I think a lot of the Propaganda era music video directors at that time such as Dominic Sena and particularly David Fincher took that style but evolved it with more elaborate tracking moves.
Interesting too that Russell says the long lenses were in order to keep the lights as close to the actors as possible.
Posted 14 November 2010 - 03:50 PM