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Assistant (2 replies)

2 months ago
juliensees 2 months ago

Hi David,

    I hope you and James are at least somewhat enjoying the downtime as we all deal with this horrible worldwide problem.
    I live and work in NYC as a cinematographer, though sometimes I'll still do a job now and and again as a gaffer if I'm free. I was curious if you and James ever hire assistants when working on a film; during prep or production. And if so, I was wondering if it would be possible to shadow the two of you on an upcoming project of yours when the world is hopefully back to "normal"... hopefully not in the too distant future.

    Stay safe,

        - dan

2 months ago
dmullenasc 2 months ago

I think you meant to address that to Roger.

Roger Deakins
2 months ago
Roger Deakins 2 months ago

No we never have had an assistant. We usually hire a local PA or camera trainee but otherwise we have a pretty tight crew of people we know. That's not to say never but it is hard to imagine work right now. I had nothing in the pipeline before and I am, to pt it mildly, interested to see what the future might bring. It is worth remembering that there was a flu pandemic that began in 1968 and went on to kill 100,000 people in the US and a million worldwide, before it had run its course. The world is still here. 

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