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This is a guest post by director/DP Alex Mallis.

Coming from a primarily documentary background, my style and approach are often dictated by what’s happening in front of me.  I like to work handheld and shoot on the fly -– following the action as it happens (or doesn’t).  I’ve long assumed this antithetical to the more controlled approach of narrative filmmaking.  You tell the actors where to go; they go there.  You call action and the action starts.  You repeat scenes dozens of times until you get that one golden take.  And yet, I felt right at home working as a cinematographer on WELCOME TO PINE HILL. More »