Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Humans!! Ewwwwwww!

So this is what I did last Saturday for eighteen hours. I gaffed three TV spots for Dimassimo Advertising. Mr. D likes the spots. He's happy, I'm happy

These are pretty much picture locked, but the audio is temporary and the multiple rats effects are temporary as well.

These three spots were all done with Todd Broder as the Director, Matt Woolf as DP, me gaffing and Bengt Anderson Producing. All in one really long assed, hot, sweaty, 100 degree, eighteen hour day.

This weekend were doing a short film for Bengt. Luckily it's two days. I think it'll be a bit cooler too.


Anonymous said...

Care to mention how Bengt's short film went? Just curious, work on a crew with him not too long ago


Mark Sasahara said...

Avast ye! Identify yourself me bucko!

Anonymous said...

Mark Montgomery-- did Town Haul in South Carolina where Bengt was the AP for my crew. Woolf was the DP and Dragor was Cam Asst for another crew. Funny thing, I might be doing another job with Woolf as DP so I got curious about some of the other things he has done... googled him and here I am. So Bengt's short...?

Mark Sasahara said...

Hi Mark!

Other than the last day being really long, it was a good shoot. Solid script, Bengt knows what he wants, how to get it and he put together a good team. It also helps that we all know each other and have worked together a lot, so the slack can be taken up if needed.

Matt's a great DP, is good at communicating and is open to suggestion. He's doing Growing Up Gotti right now. Even though his cat was killed on the second day of the shoot he stayed present and was still bright and cheery even at hour 19 of the last day.

It's going to be a good short in look and content. There's some stuff that's pretty funny.

This crew is one of a small group of people that I'll Gaff or DP for, for little or no money because they give me work, pass my name on and have helped me out a great deal. They believe in me and I believe in them.

I've only been here in NYC for a little over a year, but with their help and some others, I'm making my way upward as a freelance DP.

Mark Sasahara said...

Should I send you my reel?

mediathumb said...

Ah ha! my user name... that's always helpful. Um... reels, well actually I would like to see something to aspire too, but otherwise I'll save you the trouble. I'll definitely keep you in mind if my production company keeps growing and I need a NY crew.

I think I also recognized your name from dvinfo.net. I'm an xl2 owner as well. Very much in love with it.

BTW, love the blog. Very cool, very interesting.

Mark Sasahara said...

Thanks Mark. Keep reading, I'll be updating in the next day or two, gotta make some time.

I'm aspiring to be shooting commercials and features on good ole film.

I do travel, as does my camera, lighting, dolly and steel track package :~) .

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