Recorded the conversation with Director of Photography John Bailey today. Went VERY well. We shot in Mr. Bailey’s beautiful home here in Los Angeles. I arrived with Scott Uhlfelder, the DP of the shoot, early and as we awaited the rest of the crew, Mr. bailey made us cappuccinos. I am amazed at how well read Mr. Bailey is, his interests extending from painting to literature to music to cinema… a wide range, and so informed and thoughtful in his expression.
For those unfamiliar with John Bailey’s cinematography, check out these fine feature films: The Producers (2005), For Love of the Game (1999), Ground Hog Day (1993), The Accidental Tourist (1988), Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986), Silverado (1985), American Gigolo (1980). The man is a true talent!
Was it yesterday Mr. Bailey and I met for breakfast? Geez… can’t remember .. anyway, it was our first face-to-face meeting (all the others were over the phone and email). Our breakfast chat about art, movies, and being an artist in the 21st century flowed so easy. (Really, all our chats have, but this being the first we could spent in any sort of quality time only served to reassure me that today would be great.) And it was. We captured a lot of great moments. Mr. Bailey was generous with his time and insights.
And many, many thanks to my beautiful friends Melanie Jones at Kodak and Lisa Muldowney at CCS for making this all a reality!