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Tech Talk: Interview with a Hollywood Unit Publicist – Ernie Malik

Ernie Malik (via IMDB) is a highly regarded film publicist. He has worked on major motion picture projects including the Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, Terry Gilliam’s Twelve Monkeys and more recently the Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader and The Green Lantern. I had the pleasure of being introduced to Ernie while…

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  • laura radfordMarch 12, 2014 - 9:28 pm

    your blog is just so rich in information, i’ve spent the last week addicted to it! Thank you for sharing :)

Film Publicity – A collection of links

I’ve got a strong interest in learning about good film publicity practice. I’m of the opinion that understanding the principles of film publicity and what the best practitioners do, I can apply that knowledge to my work as unit stills photographer. Here’s a selection of great resources I’ve come across that inform my work on…

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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!