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#1 Stephen Murphy

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 06:25 AM

Another one of my study documents this time focusing on Douglas Slocombe BSC's work on the Indiana Jones trilogy.

 

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#2 John Holland

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 08:10 AM

That was very interesting ,T14/T14.5 . Must have made Lee Lighting very happy ! Thanks Stephen .
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#3 Jesse Aragon

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 04:56 PM

Thanks for sharing!


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#4 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 07:12 PM

Fun to read as always, Stephen -- I've collected all of them on my iPad!


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#5 Stephen Murphy

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 03:55 AM

iPad is definitely the best way to view them!
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#6 Kieran Scannell

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 02:08 PM

I also have all of them on my iPad! Makes you think if a publisher wouldn't be interested? You have kind of put your own twist on these cinematographers which makes it very personal and special!
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#7 Stephen Murphy

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 05:13 PM

Thanks Kieran - they do seem to be quite popular. I'm assuming publishing isn't possible because of the copyright issues with both the images and the words. Regardless it's just nice to see so many people getting some use from them. I got a lovely email from Paul Cameron when he saw his document and Since they were linked on theblackandtheblue last week they've been downloaded an awful lot too which is nice.
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#8 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 09:50 PM

With Slocombe, it would have been nice to cover his famous b&w movies like "The Man in the White Suit" and "The Servant", and some of his other famous movies like "The Lion in Winter", "Julia", etc.


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#9 Stephen Murphy

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 02:16 AM

I'm treating this more like a "special edition" of the documents in so far as it doesn't cover Slocombes body of work, just these 3 movies. There's just not enough good quality reference material available of his earlier work yet, but I'd like to revisit it some day.
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Posted 28 January 2014 - 12:05 PM

 I'm assuming publishing isn't possible because of the copyright issues with both the images and the words.

Since even DPs themselves seem to approve of them, I'm sure no-one will take issue, but of course you've already published by putting it on here.


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#11 Stephen Murphy

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 01:04 PM

Of course - they were never intended for publication in a traditional sense. I'm just glad they're useful to people other then me.
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#12 Gabriel de Bourg

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 12:29 PM

Great document, as always. I love Slocombe's way of lighting, old school and moody, with lots of backlight (the way I like it). I think he's one of the few DPs (Dean Cundey is another example) who use hard light in a "realistic sense" (which is usually associated with soft light) but still keep it stylish and moody. In an age of Kino-Flos and large silks I love looking at Slocombe, with his 10Ks and strong backlight. His work is truly timeless, harkening back to the studio and black and white lighting, while still being modern. Just like the films themselves.


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