Over the past year Canadian cinematographer Taylor Loughran had been working on developing, planning, shooting and editing a 25 minute mountain bike film called “You Like This”.
I discovered the film and was amazed by the quality of the images and the diversity of the shots including aerial shots, dolly/crane shots, etc…a Mountain Bike Film done with passion and hard work. As Taylor says:
Good things come to those who work. So, work hard, know what you want, and don’t let anyone tell you different!
If you like “You Like This” go ahead and take a look at Taylor Loughran’s interview below.
I had the chance to get in touch with Jed Rothenberg, founder of LandingPadBA. LandingPadBA (LPBA) is an alternative city guide and online agency from Buenos Aires, Argentina. LPBA author Rex Racer did this interview and I’m publishing again here on Cameraman.com. The interview is about US cameraman Paul Schlindwein that moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina a few years ago.
What brought you to Buenos Aires?
Paul: The daily grind! I was working 22 days a month just to break even. It really began in England. We were pub crawling on a canal boat through the Midlands during a film festival when I was chatting with some friends.
We were talking about how if Bush was reelected in ’04 that I was going to leave the states. Well, he was reelected and I began to make plans to leave. I wanted to go someplace south of the equator, so when the fallout came I’d be far enough away. I needed an international airport with direct flights for work, so it was down to Sao Paolo, Lima and Buenos Aires. I hate Sao Paolo. It reminds me of Houston, TX, except in Brazil. Lima is a bit too dangerous. So here we are.
I had actually been here before, 30 years earlier, while my sister was studying here. I decided to make 4 trips to Buenos Aires before I made the big move. I networked, researched job opportunities and then liquidated everything I had in the states.
Interviewed by Cameraman.com
The life of a News cameraman can be far from easy. British Cameraman and Editor Christian Parkinson, based in South Africa, gave us this interview about his job working in International News gathering.
Cameraman: Hello Chris, please tell us a bit more about yourself and how you got started as a Cameraman.
Chris: Like many Cameraman, my route into the profession was slightly bizarre. I studied History at University and then became a salesman with a local Cable TV Channel. While failing miserably at selling ad space I started to develop an interest in TV Production. Through a quirk of fate I ended up presenting the Sports section of the local News and used that to beef up my CV. I then managed to blag a job at Britain’s Channel 5 News as a Runner (making sure the Presenters had scripts etc). Read more