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Cinematography: M. David Mullen, ASC

October 20, 2012

M. David Mullen, ASC is my hero.

David is like the one-man faculty of a free, world-class, online film school. Except he’s not only an excellent teacher, but also an accomplished, respected, and busy working Director of Photography.

Based on what he posts online, he also appears to be a complete gentleman.

To get an idea of the sheer scale of the wealth of information concerning his craft that he freely and cheerfully shares, refer to David’s truly “epic” on-going thread in the RED cinema camera user forum: Ask David Mullen Anything“.

In December 2012, David gave a detailed presentation on lighting at an event hosted by Abel Cine (David’s talk starts at about the 2-hr. 35-min. point in the video; click in the timeline to jump ahead).

Refer also to David’s many detailed production diaries in the “In Production” section on Cinematography.com

For example, the first link below is his description of shooting the film “Manure”, including behind-the-scenes photos:

http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=31211

In another production diary, he details his work on the film “Big Sur”, again including BTS photos:

http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=51002

… and on, and on … it’s amazing:

http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=54554
http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=50160
http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=46977
http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=25916
http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=40982
http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=38172
http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=29595
10 http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=32685
11 http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=35344
12 http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=25488
13 http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=25358
14 http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=25169
15http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=25038
16 http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=24875
17 http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=22095
18 http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=9075
19 http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=15091
20 http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=5617
21 http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=14244
22 http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=13967
23 http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=13759
24 http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=13605
25 http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=13471
26 http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=13309
27 http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=12562
28 http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=11993
29 http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=11122
30 http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=9766
31 http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=5033
32 http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=9626
33 http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=9513
34 http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=8818
35 http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=9374
36 http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=9245
37 http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=8950
38 http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=8238

… etc., etc., etc. …

Thanks, David, and cheers!

P.S.: Now, compare and contrast David’s tireless, saintly behavior with the lazy, unhelpful, bullying behavior of the “professionals” discussed in my previous blog post.

For my words only: ©2012 Peter J. DeCrescenzo. All rights reserved. http://www.peterdv.com

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