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Justin Hayward

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  1. Martin Scorsese often ends scenes with a master shot that way... like an exclamation point on everything you just watched.
  2. It's an hour and a half of story stretched out to 2 hours and forty five minutes of extreme close ups of wrinkly, sweaty, men with suspicious looks. Tell me I'm wrong.
  3. Since the reference picture is a shoe floating in mid air, then the client must know there is going to be some post-removal-of-something work involved. As Stephen said, I would guess a combination of a rotator with motion control. Only thing is their reference is gradual white to grey fall-off in the background and there's a shadow underneath the shoe (if they don't create in post) which we would need to see move and change according to the MC moves. In that case, a rotator wouldn't work. The shadows would give away this wasn't done with camera moves, but with a rotator. The worst case scenario is often the obvious. They want to move a camera around a shoe with clear lighter and darker areas in the background without any post work? You have to have a very big background and a lot more light than you would usually use to light a shoe. 🤷‍♂️
  4. I'll tell you another funny story related to me and big cinematographers visiting Chicago. I was in my very early twenties and hired as a PA on a local job with a 4am call time. I got there at 3:30am when it was still totally dark. I followed instructions and started loading this small van with all that it could fit which included not only lighting, but craft service, and everything we could possibly cram into it. All of the sudden this dude showed up out of nowhere and started helping load the van with all this stuff. He worked harder than me and I couldn't thank him enough. I just assumed he was another PA. Then we got on the road and started shooting. Turns out he was really good with the camera and some very simple, but exterior lighting that looked really great. He basically brought "sunlight" to a cloudy day with a couple of 1k pars. It was most impressive for a stupid corporate shoot like this. When we rode to the next location, I had to ask him where he learned some of this and where he came from....Then he told me... He was Michael Goi. And he was doing this as a favor for a friend he grew up with here in Chicago. I was shocked by that. Super freaking cool. In my opinion.
  5. Been watching about a half hour of that a night before bed for the past few nights. It's such inspiring cinematography. Funny story, that movie was notoriously shot where I work in Chicago and before all this virus stuff happened, I directed a commercial with a couple local agency people. On one of the rides to casting, one of the producers asked all of us who was the most famous person they've ever met. And this guy in the back said Tom Hanks. We all turned around and asked where he met him and he said he was an extra in the schoolyard scene of "Road to Perdition". Which means he was like eleven or twelve when that movie came out... when I was out of college. 😩 Great movie though.
  6. Don’t know how I missed that one, but I won’t make that mistake twice. Just ordered it, thanks. 👍🏻👍🏻
  7. I like it so far, but I find my attention drifting when the writer talks about anything other than the making of the movie, which seems to be a lot in the first half. But everything on making the movie from the script to finish is great. On the rewatch of "Chinatown", I was really surprised how close the camera was on all the actors. It looked like tight shots were something like a 35mm lens (or wider) about a foot from the actor's face. That was just what I guessed from watching it. It makes for some really cool compositions, but I don't know how many actors would tolerate something like that these days. But the movie looks freaking awesome in my opinion. Love the long takes and blocking. Great movie. "The Last Detail" is next on my list of movies I need to watch, but haven't. What did you think of that book?
  8. Keeping my kids quiet while my wife works from home is number one... Finishing scripts and short films... catching up on lots of movies I should have seen, but never have... Home theater.... Disney +... Prime... Netflix... The Food Network... BBQ... Reading the pictured book below on the making of "Chinatown"... Rewatched "Chinatown"... Homeschooling... Home hair-cutting, which is tough... Running... Jump rope... Bike riding... Taught my 6-year-old daughter how to ride a bike which was super freaking cute even if I do say so myself... Listening to my favorite movie podcasts... https://www.theringer.com/the-rewatchables https://www.slashfilm.com/category/features/slashfilmcast/slashfilmcastshow/ https://dontpushpausepodcast.com/ http://www.theqandapodcast.com/ Cut together this little promotional thing I shot a while back for the production company I've been working with... Today I listened to Ben Affleck rip on the movie "Armageddon" on the "Armageddon" commentary track, which is hilarious... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c1Ijuny9-w&t=1831s Got off facebook... Trying to limit the news... Trying not to let my anxiety brain get the best of me...
  9. I had a dream the other night that a stranger shook my hand... I woke up and immediately washed my hands... even though I knew it was a dream. 🤷‍♂️
  10. Being and "Artist" is only a hobbie for most people, it's rarely a job that pays. If it does, good for you.
  11. If you're comparing getting focus on an apple hanging from a tree... to holding focus on an orange that falls from a tree and lands on the ground... then you are, by definition, rightly using the term "apples to oranges" in this comparison.😉😁
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