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Justin Hayward

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Justin Hayward last won the day on July 9 2018

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About Justin Hayward

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  • Birthday 07/01/1978

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    Director
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    Chicago, IL.

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  1. A friend of mine shot a commercial with anamorphic lenses on the Alexa mini framing for 2:40 of a six person family spread out across a big couch watching TV, but he had to shoot 1x1 safe. So the entire family was crunched into the center of the 2:40 aspect ratio And everything outside of the 1x1 was just set dressing. He sent me a screenshot of the monitor. It was hilarious.
  2. I tell people all the time that if I were to shoot a movie now, it would likely be something the majority of people would see on their TVs, laptops, or phones. So as much as I love compositions in the widescreen scope format, I would have to take into account the image real estate, and shoot 16 x 9 for the largest image possible for home viewing.
  3. I totally agree. It seems weird when an artist tries to pigeonhole a specific approach to any part of the craft.
  4. I'm often reminded of Jay Leno on "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" when he's talking about how he loved the movie "Gravity" but how so many people online were complaining the space science was all wrong and he said, "You know, Sandra Bullock and George Clooney aren't astronauts either..." Or when Robert Zemeckis was questioning Dean Cundey about where the light was coming from in the cave in "Back to the Future 2" and he said, "Same place the music is coming from."
  5. Of all the categories in the Oscar telecast, cinematography is the only category that literally makes movies exist.
  6. Flickering lights background...
  7. If I'm honest, I have a hard time watching any of these new comic book movies. I've seen maybe a handful of them and I don't remember which ones. As soon as they get to one of the all CGI battles, I feel like I'm watching one of my kid's cartoon shows and I completely tune out. So in that sense, I understand not wanting to watch something you find boring. Also, back when the movies we're talking about were made, the collective attention span wasn't nearly as short as it is today. So, movies were allowed to take their time setting everything up before really getting into the meat. Nowadays you really have to jump right into it and grab people before they have time to check their texts.
  8. I totally understand not wanting to do stuff I don't like. I don't like crowds, so I don't go with the family to watch fireworks on the fourth of July. I figure I'm a grown man and I can choose not to do something I don't want to do. What I don't understand is wanting to make movies, but not wanting to watch the movies that shaped modern movies. It's like being an architect who lives next door to a Frank Lloyd Wright house, but actively won't look at it. I don't understand how you wouldn't be curious.
  9. Copy that. Well, I look forward to your very original pizza and I promise I won't stop eating after 30 minutes. ;)
  10. But you want to make them? Edit: Both my mom and my step mom don't like watching movies, so it would be weird if they told me they wanted to make one. Who says they don't like pizza then opens a pizzeria?
  11. I don't know. I just really like watching movies. And I love breaking down the craft as far as I'm capable. It's been my favorite thing to do since as far back as I can remember having a favorite thing to do. The first thing my parents let me do by myself was walk to the movie theater and see whatever was playing. I didn't even know what I was watching half the time, but if it was PG, I bought a ticket. I just turned forty a few days ago and all I asked my wife for my birthday is to let me BBQ and watch a good movie on my projector in the basement. That's a perfect birthday in my opinion. So... when someone tells me there was a movie made almost eighty years ago that was so good it's influenced new movies ever since... it's hard for me to understand not wanting to watch it.
  12. Also, it's just a plain old good movie. So if you like watching good movies, I would recommend it. And now with 2018 availability to many old movies that weren't available in the past and with the technology to watch these old movies on bigger screens again, now's a better time than any to catch up on the classics that came out in theaters before we were born. I watched "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" for the first time last night on a 10 foot screen in my basement. It was great. But all that aside, I'm sure Mr. Mullen has said this plenty of times in the past, but it's worth finding out who your favorite filmmaker's favorite filmmakers are and watching their movies to learn what your favorite filmmaker's influences were. I really like Martin Scorsese films and he talks about his influences all the time... I have "The Red Shoes" sitting in a netflix sleeve as we speak. I just listened to an interview with Quentin Tarantino where he talked about how a review of one of his favorite Jean-Luc Godard films inspired his entire point of view on writing. Who knows what will inspire you, so why not watch as much as you can?
  13. Very very nice. Most impressive when you can pull off that level of style while still somehow feeling totally natural. I really like it a lot. Why 1.33?
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