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Roger and emotive scenes. (1 reply and 1 comment)

Mike
7 days ago
Mike 7 days ago

Roger,

Maybe a personal question but I will give it a go.

You have shot probably millions of feet/ hours over the years on a stage and on location and ofcourse you have worked with some of the best actors in the business and I wondered if you still get surprised or amazed at some of their performances. I don’t know if you monitor the dialogue on headphones but has there ever been a moment when looking through your VF or looking at the monitor that you are in the presence of a great moment when the actor’s performance is so intense that it takes your breath away. Or have you gone past that stage and treat the filming process like any other performance as just a job.

 

 

Roger Deakins
7 days ago
Roger Deakins 7 days ago

Mike, that is why I love to operate. I love seeing a performance from the camera's perspective and, often, from a closer position than anyone else on set. There have been some surprising and amazing performances, yes, from Richard Burton in '1984' to Bill Macy in 'Fargo' to Meryl Streep in 'Doubt' to Casey Afflick in 'The Assassination of Jesse James...' to ......

Mike
6 days ago

Thankyou for that Roger, that is very interesting. So you still get a lump in your throat witnessing a stunning performance, these special moments will last over a 100 years, probably longer but you were there close up sharing the energy and that alone must give you a tremendous high knowing that you captured that special moment, the sound and image locked together and preserved for ever!

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