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Gregory Irwin

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About Gregory Irwin

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  • Birthday September 21

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    1st Assistant Camera
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    Work is based in Los Angeles but I live elsewhere.
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    Panavision, Arriflex, IMAX, Red, Sony
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    Greg is a veteran first assistant cameraman who specializes in feature film production based in Hollywood, California. His experience spans over 38 years with numerous major studio, feature length motion pictures that are recognized world-wide. He is a member of the International Cinematographers Guild and The Society of Operating Cameramen.

    In 1989, Greg founded and still leads Latitude 33 Motion Picture Services, LLC that provides motion picture camera technology and related services to the motion picture industry. Clients include Universal Pictures, Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, Disney, DreamWorks, HBO, CBS, Sony, as well as Panavision, Otto Nemenz, INT and Keslow Camera.

    Greg is happily married to his beloved wife, Rosie, and has two beautiful daughters, an incredible son-in-law and two wonderful grandchildren.

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  1. Well it just happened to my show. I’m here in Prague, CZ on a Disney/Marvel picture and after just four days of shooting we are being recalled back to the States. The Corona Virus is here as well. G
  2. The biggest difference is time. TV doesn’t have the schedules that features have. G
  3. No. There would be negative scratches and the image would jitter as opposed to streaking exposure. There could also be perf damage with a poorly laced camera movement. This is entirely different. G
  4. It is an out of sync shutter. Phil is spot on. A good test to check your shutter timing is to take a strip of film (3 feet or so) and with a fine tip marker, draw a straight line across the film from perf to perf. Do this for several frames. Lace up the camera with the marked film in the gate and looking through the lens port, inch the movement frame by frame. Here you can now see if the lines you drew are either not moving while the shutter is open while inching, telling you the shutter is in time OR the lines are moving while the shutter is open thus out of time and giving you the unintended visual effects! It’s completely fixable by a trained technician. Good luck! G
  5. So does Spielberg and he didn’t even go there. G
  6. USC is a private institution, not a public school. They rely on tuition and private donations as well as other fundraising to stay in business. They don’t benefit from taxpayer dollars and other public funding as public schools do. But I’m happy that students who wouldn’t normally have the chance to go there have the chance as long as they are academically qualified to maintain university standards. G
  7. Sorry Richard. Not sure what you mean. 🤷🏻‍♂️ Free tuition is not a bad thing and there are plenty of choices in the world for that. But when you devalue something of value, it loses what created it's unique, special qualities in the first place in terms of (in this case) having the payroll to attract the best educators and funding to provide the best programs for the students that separate this institution from the others. Having said this, I believe USC will survive just fine because of the heritage and legacy it has. Fight On! ✌️ G
  8. I went to SC a long, long time ago in a city far, far away. 😉 It’s not too difficult to get into the university but it is difficult to get into certain colleges within. The film school accepts less than one in ten applicants. That’s one reason of many why it’s such an elite program. So you might get into the university for free but there are no guarantees from there on. It would still be a great undeclared education none the less. G
  9. I understand what you are saying. A one man show is challenging. This is a very different situation from what I’m accustomed to. Even with the complexities of big budget filmmaking, I have a team of support. In fact, since my heart surgery last year, my team will absolutely not let me do anything but pull focus and run the business of the camera department. They do everything else! I am very blessed. There is no way I could have done or do what you do Frank. Cheers! G
  10. How in the world did you conclude this??? Bigger budget pictures have higher stakes and many more complex challenges. Any yes, there are always budget constraints! G
  11. Focus pulling is story telling. You need to get beyond the mechanics and academics of it in order to see past the nerve racking job. Once you achieve not having to concentrate on the technical aspects of the craft, it all comes down to story telling and determining where and when to direct the audience’s attention. G
  12. The sound team’s nightmare: A camera on a 20mm seeing the entire room B camera on a 180mm choker close up of the actor whispering. G🤦🏻‍♂️
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