Faq's

Usual crew...1st AC, 2nd AC, loader/DIT, often a trainee/intern, Gaffer, Best Boy Electric, Electrician, Key Grip, Best Boy Grip, Dolly Grip, Swing...extra help as needed ...although sometimes I work as a OnePersonBand....

Favorite stock/camera/ASA...varies with the production and is determined by artistic and economic factors...

Number of set-ups...per day is an unfair question as their are too many variables to accurately predict without further information. I have done as many as 81 and as little as 6...

Equipment..is different from project to project and their are artistic, economic and speed considerations to the common 35mm camera packages as well as DVCAM, Mini DV, Beta Cam, Digi Beta, 16 mm, Super 16, HD, 2k, 4, 8k... I attended the 24p HD operator workshop presented by Santa Fe Film and Television Workshops, with Sony HD specialist Jeff Cree, main instructor. UCLA, 8/02, and also attended the HIGH DEF EXPO Panasonic Varicam Workshop, Los Angeles, 7/03, and again in January 2004.

Speed...of work is something I am known for, while helping put the money on screen. My job as DP is to give time to the Director, and film images that help tell the story. With planning, most set up's should not take more than 20 minutes...I have photographed several 4 and 6 day features, on 35mm, which have been successful in their artistic as well as business goals.

Technique...of lighting is to plan for coverage ahead of time, making multiple set up's within one sequence quick and easy...

Movement...of the camera is a part of film making I really enjoy, and have a reputation for. I use dolly's, various jib arms and prefer to do my own operating...

Location...shooting is demanding but rewarding. Being native to LA, I know some great local spots as well as the usual good ones...I've also been on working trips to Ecuador, Paris, Tahiti, Norway, Greece, Italy, Baja California, Hawaii and many other states...

Not...related to Haskell...

Rate...is flexible and negotiable...

Equipment..grip/electric, enough for a small feature, a Panasonic HPX2700 with 6.3-101mm HD lens. I have a bevy of various lighting and grip gear, including a Indie Dolly and Microdolly Jib arm. All very portable.

History...I was born in Hollywood and attended Hollywood High School, and USC, division of Cinema. My father, Sy, was in the Capra film unit during WWII, and photographed inserts for the Why We Fight series. He later helped establish a small film company, Churchill Wexler Film Productions, which became a leader in educational films for schools and institutions. I was an actor in some of those productions at age 12, and developed an interest in still photography, darkroom work and eventually film making. Sy and Helen Wexler both passed in 2005.  

www.syandhelenwexler.com

Family...Son Aaron graduated from UCLA in 2006 with a degree in Environmental Policy.  He was volunteer coach for UCLA women's Volleyball team, and with his help they won the NCAA Division Championship in December 2011. He is currently CEO and head indoor coach for his own club, www.westcoastvbc.com. He continues to coach privately, and train athletes from all sports.  SANTA MONICA MIRROR ARTICLE 2000.  His holds a position as Head Coach, girls Varsity Volleyball at Crossroads School in Santa Monica Ca.
Hollywood Vaults Inc...is a state-of-the-art film storage facility located in Hollywood. Owned and operated by my brother, David…

www.fromtheheartproductions.com Roy W. Dean film grant, helping filmmakers complete films about important issues...

Other interests... camping, biking, yoga, Reiki, nutrition, volleyball, UFO's, cartography...

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