Tag Archives: film stills

Tech Talk – Movie Stills Inspiration

I enjoyed a hugely inspirational (if a little bit too short) weekend. The Guard A film by John Michael McDonagh I watched a stunningly shot and brilliantly scripted The Guard, Starring Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheedle (Official Site). The whole way through this film I was envious of Jonathon Hession and Colm Hogan the stills…

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  • Mischa van den BrandhofAugust 27, 2011 - 11:53 am

    Good read! Will definitely make my way over to Curzon ASAP!!

Tech Talk – Indie Film after care for photographers

So, you’ve managed to survive your film shoot as stills photographer and you’ve delivered a bunch of amazing still images to a very happy Producer or Unit Publicist…You’re done, right? For those photographers in the big league that’s probably enough, but not for an ambitious stills photographer hungry to forge their career working on film…

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Tech Talk – 3 More crucial on set relationships for a stills photographer

I’ve recently been fortunate enough to get some feedback from some very experienced unit stills photographers on my previous article TT 02 – 5 Crucial on set relationships and this week I’m going to add 3 more key relationships for a photographer’s success on a film set. Camera Crew – The most important camera operators…

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  • Ken StrainDecember 9, 2014 - 6:21 am

    You’re forgetting the boom operator. I am a boom operator, and I have a few still photographer friends. They love working with me, because I maintain an awareness of their position and what they’re trying to get. By helping them get their shot, they can leave the scene quicker, and I can have more room to work. Just make sure you’re not getting in my way, and I’ll make sure my elbow or body is clear of your shot.

  • PSbyAYJanuary 13, 2015 - 11:22 am

    That’s an incredibly insightful comment and I am a little embarrassed that I hadn’t included my esteemed sound department colleagues. Booms ops and sound recordists can absolutely be key relationships for the stills photographer on set. Thanks for making contact!

Tech Talk – Make the crew look good!

I consider behind the scenes stills of the crew (including the actors) to be integral to my role as on set photographer. These images will always be useful as part of the press kit for a savvy publicist who’s working angles of marketing around the crew working on the project. These are also great keepsakes…

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