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#1 Mason Cardiff

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 08:33 AM

Hello,
98 years ago my Father Jack Cardiff started his career as a child actor in the film business. He actually never retired from the film business and when he passed away in 2009 he had made it to 90 years working in film. He'd gone from working on silent film to working with a Red!


During World War II he was assigned to photograph films about the war effort. One of these films was called `Steel'. 

I have just started a `Kickstarter' campaign (organised by Amazon) with the British Film Institute and am in urgent need of help to restore this 67-year-old film back to its former glory. This 30-minute film uses the American process of Technicolor to spotlight the highly skilled craftsmen who for generations devoted their working lives to steel whilst being hunted down by the Luftwaffe, here is the link -

http://www.kickstart...763010041/steel


I'd really appreciate it you could have a peek at the webpage.


Many thanks,



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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 09:07 AM

Best of luck Mason. I wish I could've given more and I hope you don't mind but I fwd the link along my social media sites. Figured it was the least I could do for a DoP whose work I so deeply enjoy.
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#3 Mason Cardiff

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 09:13 AM

Thank you so much Adrian! I real appreciate it.
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#4 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 01:12 PM

I did the same, Mason. I recently watched Cameraman and it's amazing how much great work your dad did. He was lucky to live through just about every major technological advancement in cinema right up to the digital revolution.

Best of luck with this project!!!
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#5 Mason Cardiff

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:10 PM

Thanks Bill!
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#6 Freya Black

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:26 PM

Jack Cardiff is a legend! :)
We frequently refer to Black Narcissus here and I'm a huge fan of "The Red Shoes".
Looking forward to seeing more of his work!

Is it really true he shot some work on a RED camera?
Which ones were those?

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#7 Mason Cardiff

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:54 PM

Thanks Freya. He shot on Red while doing a short film - he loved it! Before he died, he was really starting to get into the whole digital thing.

If you know of anyone who would be interested in backing this project, I'd really appreciate it if you could pass it on.

Thanks again.

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