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Quadcopters, Hollywood & Leica’s (with Paul Lefko)

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For episode 21 we across the oceans and interview Paul Lefko from the sunny state of California, USA.

Paul has worked as a director and photographer in the Los Angeles area covering both film and video.

This is part 1 of the interview and the 2nd part will follow next. Stay tuned.

We discuss:
– Van Nuys and trips to America
– the L.A. conspiracy
– Why you should buy a Leica
– Reasons to visit Scotland
– Cementing contracts
– Working for free
– shooting actors vs models


Here are the times for the relevant sections.

0mins  – introduction, where he’s from + how got started in Hollywood.  Difference between models and actors in photography.  Lighting differences between video + film

14.15 mins   – Van Nuys in L.A. and travelling the USA. Holidays in Scotland

34.30 mins – discuss film photography and developing. From 35mm to medium and large format.

42.25 mins – random questions

51.35 mins – discuss contracts, freebies and how to cover yourself

64.10 mins – Paul social links etc


Don’t forget Paul goes through the usual random questions.  In this episode, we test Paul’s knowledge on some dodgy history with Los Angeles, along with a few others.



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