David R. Ellis
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David R. Ellis
Yeah, getting the company that would help advertise and cross promote the movie on the release was an important factor for New Line, so we…
Well, I think on second units it’s all about execution. Because you come in there, you don’t have to worry so much about the studio…
Waterworld was the best time of my life. It was physically demanding, but it was fun. I mean, you’re in Hawaii for nine months shooting…
They had some really cool rigged cars and things that were different that they would tow behind the camera car that were actually on these…
They do think it is a big summer movie and that’s why they want to give it a great chance, but they don’t want to…
So there was always a stunt coordinator on those films that was from Stunts Unlimited and I was just one of the young warriors from…
No, we always had something to do because I did all the wave runners and jet skis and boats approaching the atolls and stuff like…
It’s just about going out and getting the shot, so I have a great understanding of how to execute it, so that really helps me,…
I think my biggest break though came probably on Patriot Games because it was the biggest, longest second unit up to that point. It was…
I mean, you have a general tone of it but it’s pretty much you get to come in and you’re going to flip this car…
I like Soderbergh, Spielberg, Lucas. There’s a lot of talented guys out there obviously, and if you’re a fan of films, you have to look…
I felt that if there wasn’t going to be a good opportunity, then I would just go back to second units which I love, keep…
Unless you go out and say what you stand for, other people will do it for you.
Its pretty rare for companies to have a snooping policy, although it is getting more common.
Comedy. I think that’s something I’d really like to do.
Chris Columbus was really interesting to watch how he works with children.
You don’t get a chance to take a breath but when you do, you have some really good comedy moments that ease up on the…
We’re talking to New Line. They’ve got a couple projects they’re interested in me doing and I’m having meetings at MGM. There’s a lot of…
So then I started doing a lot of episodic TV, just car chases or helicopter chases or whatever.
You have to understand the tone of the movie, because if it’s supposed to be funny, it can be funny violent like the Home Alone…
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