About this Episode
William Rexer isn’t just a cinematographer, or an excellent cinematographer, though he is that as well. He’s a filmmaker. William is the kind of guy who directors lean on, trust, and love to work with in a way that goes way beyond the set. Having shot practically every format, including commercials, television, music videos, and dozens of features, he’s gained a boatload of experience and insights and is great at sharing them. Edward Burns wouldn’t turn to this guy for 7 films just because he’s talented or nice. He’s both of those things and more. An artful eye, a great attitude, and a wonderful understanding of film and photography have led William to where he is today.
1:20 – Working with Edward Burns
1:53 – NEWLYWEDS – lens and camera choices.
4:50 – Block and shooting projects in 10 days
6:15 – ‘Cooking the onion’ – shooting commercials and working with the Phantom high speed Cameron.
9:00 – Shooting television and whims of networks executives; dealing with shows that get cancelled.
11:30 – THE ACCIDENTAL HUSBAND – Uma Thurman, Sam Sheppard, Colin Firth and the distribution company that went bankrupt — the banks control the picture.
15:00 – CEREMONY – the perfect shot.
16:10 – NICE GUY JOHNNY
17:15 – I THINK I LOVE MY WIFE – shooting for Chris Rock.
20:00 – The Cooke S4 lens – the great equalizer for men and women.
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