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The animals film 1981 (( abuses recorded beautifully ) (7 replies and 6 comments)

merakjet
1 week ago
merakjet 1 week ago

Mr roger deakins sir i am sure you got a lot of praise but seriously i watched maybe almost every of your camera works and i am very lucky to witness such art even in this a horrific animals abuse documentary your proffesionalism is still very high i hope i can follow your work attitude and you are very humble in life, thank you so much for your dedication i cant wait to see your new films also dont waste a lot of time on forums sir even though everytime i watched your reply i feel smarter lol go to a vacation with mrs deakins or something haha. 

Roger Deakins
7 days ago
Roger Deakins 7 days ago

That was a great experience but the trip was cut short. I was with a BBC crew and no one wanted to stay as long as we had planned for, presumably, because we were sleeping rough. We were there only a few weeks and we were only really beginning to get to know the villagers and gain their trust, which always takes time. You can count on throwing away the first week of footage in a situation like that. We had also discovered a village close by where there were a people who believed they had been left in India by Alexander of Macedonia. They were African in origin and were neither Hindu, Christian nor Muslim. So much to explore and then we had to leave.

merakjet
6 days ago

Yes sir i can only imagine the adaptation you have to do and so on, but hey you make raj gond looks like james bond at that time haha, i love all your works thank you sir.

Roger Deakins
7 days ago
Roger Deakins 7 days ago

Yes, we flew out to Jamaica for that series. We were supposedly shooting one short film but it ended as a series. I guess we did good! I was having a really good time until someone gave me some bad ...... The Skatalites were very very well known at the time.

merakjet
7 days ago

Sir you once said that you record with your guts not with your heads, in your raj gonds bbc docs even the guy who are wearing the peacock crown affraid that you will knock it off with your camera lol because you are so close and to them i assumed that what you mean by that, could you talk more about raj gonds its good to see people around the world entertain each other especialy in raj gonds because all kids and adult involved, i think you dont have to explain the ..... haha I still cant get the narrator saying skya skya skya out of my head haha

merakjet
1 week ago
merakjet 1 week ago

Easy to find because you are amazing, look a this alan bush a life documentary your camerawork is the best sir because i have seen netflix todays documentary in a smiliar location the shoot is ok but your shoot is different

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Roger Deakins
1 week ago
Roger Deakins 1 week ago

I'm amazed that you can find those films! Not my best work but good memories!

Mike
1 week ago

I also found them today, nice music though. Images show everyone was having a good time, did you have to fly to Jamaica Roger to film the band or was it done in the U.K. I never heard of them, were they successful ?

Roger Deakins
1 week ago
Roger Deakins 1 week ago

Ahh! The ska band the Skatalites. To me they were very famous. And we also filmed Lee Scratch Perry. Look him up if you don't know who he is! Yes, I remember being out of my head when I was shooting those documentaries. 

merakjet
1 week ago

Haha thanks for clarifying sir! Im into hip hop music and a reply from you is like getting replied from my favorite rapper tupac shakur lol , by the way i also watch your blue shuede shoes in the credits i see about 5 or so camera crew and your friend dick pope is one of them right it is the most exciting music documentary i watched so far the dancing and all that more cooler than todays electro music daft punk docs which my age (21) normaly prefer, thank you so much for this forum i believe if all young filmmaker found out your forum they really appreciate your effort sir. The point im trying to make is thank you for inspiring me, i myself graduate from film school and my occupation is obviously amateur films and i will stop posting and return to continue learning from this forum and your future project. Thats it just want to say thank you.

Roger Deakins
1 week ago
Roger Deakins 1 week ago

I believe I shot a small section of it, yes. Some pick up shots in London, maybe.

Mike
1 week ago

Ah ha! Merakjet was correct, how he knew that, I don’t know. You must have been credited somewhere.

merakjet
1 week ago

Dude you need to watch his docs with howard johnson called deep roots music, mr roger is a living legend he dont need a famous actor at all to make the frames look beautifuls for example he record a non famous reggae musician in natural enviroment and the camera movement and framing makes everything looks very classy fancy elegant.

Mike
1 week ago
Mike 1 week ago

Did Roger shoot this documentary?

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