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Alfonso “Pompo” Bresciani © 2011

As a Unit Stills Photographer my  job is to create two types of images. The first is, photos specifically intended for use in the marketing and publicity of feature films or television productions, shot as the main camera sees it, while the movie is being filmed. I always look for alternative angles and shots taken from a different point of view than the main camera, as long as they can capture the movie mood and feel without altering the meaning of the scene.

The second type of images I produce on the set is to document the making of the movie and includes images of the actors off set, Director, wide shots/close-ups of the DP shooting or even crew setting up interesting and unusual sets, props, artsy shots etc. Basically anything that goes on behind the scenes that can still be used for press releases and/or media promotions.

 

Director Griff Furst - Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

 

I shoot with top of the line Canon bodies, the fastest and best lenses available ( I can shoot on dark sets when needed with the fastest primes lenses and zooms available on the market) and two professional sound blimps to reduce (almost mute) the sound of my camera’s motor drives & shutters, so its noise won’t get picked on the film’s recorded dialogue soundtrack while the action is rolling. All of the above must be done while not getting in the way of the crew, or even worse, without getting in the shot myself or in the actors’ eyeline. In order to accomplish all this and get the job done it is extremely important to always understand and be aware of what’s happening on the set, and what is going to happen next, and, last but not least be as invisible as possible and blend in with the crew/background.

How do I approach shooting on the set? The basic rules of photography are the same, you can break them “sometimes”, and doing so can work quite well, but “Setiquette” is also something very important to be aware of.

While the stills taken on a movie set are low on the priority list of producers Director and DP, I take the job very seriously. Producing the very best shots while I blend into the background without being in the way of the crew or even worse, talent’s eyelines is my main objective. Since stills can be available almost instantly, minutes after they have been taken on set, they are a very powerful promotional tool that can and will be used right away for press releases and later on, once the movie is completed, for its marketing and promotional collaterals.

As David Puttman said
” More people will see the stills of the movie than will ever actually see the movie’ so stills are very important.”  

I am an International Cinematographers Guild IATSE Local 600 member and a New Orleans and New York City local hire. Feel free to contact me for unit photography work, I will be very happy to provide you my resume, references and show you my iPad folio in person. Thank you!

 

Please find right below a small selection of shots from a recent production I have worked on. Those are from a feature  not released yet. I have been authorized to post theimages on this site by the publicity dept. I have of course many more that I’m only authorized to show in person on my digital portfolio ( along with other set work).

 

 

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Christopher Lloyd and Rachele Brooke Smith - Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

 

 

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Frank Whaley - Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

 

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Josh Stewart - Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

 

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Chester Rushing and Candy Clark - Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

 

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Josh Stewart - Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

 

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BTS of Gaffer Craig Carter on set

 

Below is a small selection of images I took on “Indecent Justice” which has not been released yet.

 

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"Indecent Justice" Michelle West - Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

 

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"Indecent Justice" AJ Rome and Michelle West - Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

 

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"Indecent Justice" Henry Donohue Frost - Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

 

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"Indecent Justice" Michelle West and Rex Badeaux - Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

 

 

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"Indecent Justice" 2ndAC Hunter Moore - Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

 

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"Indecent Justice" Michelle West- Photo : Alfonso Bresciani

 

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"Indecent Justice" Michael Papajohn and Henry Donohue Frost - Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

 

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"Indecent Justice" AJ Rome - Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

 

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"Indecent Justice" Michael Papajohn and Dean West - Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

 

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"Indecent Justice" Henry Donohue Frost and Michelle West - Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

 

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"Indecent Justice" Henry Donohue Frost and Michael Papajohn - Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

 

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"Indecent Justice" Michelle West - Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

 

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"Indecent Justice" Rex Badeaux and Michelle West - Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

 

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"Indecent Justice" Michelle West - Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

 

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"Indecent Justice" Henry Donohue Frost a - Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

 

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"Indecent Justice" Michelle West and Ned Yousef - Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

 

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"Indecent Justice" Rex Badeaux - Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

 

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"Indecent Justice" Henry Donohue Frost - Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

 

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"Indecent Justice" Michael Papajohn - Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

 

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"Indecent Justice" Henry Donohue Frost, Michael Papajohn and Dean West- Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

 

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Henry Donohue Frost and Dean West - Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

 

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"Indecent Justice" BTS of Alex Boyum boom, DP Nathan Tape, Henry Donohue Frost (can you get a bit closer?)

 

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"Indecent Justice" BTS of 2nd AD Samuel Foster, Director Eric Williamson and Exec. Producer Bernard Smith

 

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"Indecent Justice" Dean West - Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

 

Take Me Away  – Director Lauren Armantrout/Nick Ramey DP Nick Ramey
© 2014 Ramey Trout Films

 

 Jackie Stroh  in "Take Me Away"
Jackie Stroh in "Take Me Away"

 

Take Me Away
Take Me Away

 

Jackie Stroh in " Take Me Away"
Jackie Stroh in " Take Me Away"

 

Jackie Stroh in Take Me Away
Jackie Stroh in "Take Me Away"

 

Jackie Stroh in "Take Me Away"
Jackie Stroh in "Take Me Away"

 

 

Karel Sloane-Boekbinder in "Take Me Away"
Karel Sloane-Boekbinder in "Take Me Away"

 

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On the set of Take Me Away

 

 

Jackie Stroh in " Take Me Away"
Jackie Stroh in " Take Me Away"

 

Take Me Away
Take Me Away

 

 

 

 

1959 – Director John Swider
© 2014 Upperline Entertainment LLC

Unit Stills Photography by Alfonso Bresciani 

Eric Roberts   ©2013 Upperline Entertainment, LLC - Photo: Alfonso Bresciani
Eric Roberts ©2014 Upperline Entertainment, LLC - Photo: Alfonso Bresciani
Eric Roberts ©2014 Upperline Entertainment, LLC - Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

 

Eric Roberts ©2014 Upperline Entertainment, LLC - Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

 

Eric Roberts ©2014 Upperline Entertainment, LLC - Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

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Jim Jackson, as the Police Chief in Upperline Entertainment's SAG Indie "1959." ©2014 Upperline Entertainment, LLC - Photo: Alfonso Bresciani
Bradley Locascio - ©1959 Upperline Entertainment, LLC - Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

 

David Joseph Martinez on the set of feature film "All American Horror" -   ©2014 Upperline Entertainment, LLC - Photo: Alfonso Bresciani
David Joseph Martinez on the set of feature film "1959" - ©1959 Upperline Entertainment, LLC - Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

 

© 2014 Upperline Entertainment, LLC Photography by Alfonso Bresciani

 

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On the set of feature film "All American Horror" - © Upperline Entertainment LLC - Release date: 2014
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On the set of feature film "All American Horror" - © Upperline Entertainment LLC - Release date: 2014
Claire Garrett  on the set of feature film "All American Horror" - © Upperline Entertainment LLC - Release date: 2014
Claire Garrett on the set of feature film "All American Horror" - © Upperline Entertainment LLC - Release date: 2014
Zac Waggener & Director John Swider
Zac Waggener & Director John Swider ©2014 Upperline Entertainment, LLC - Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

 

 

 

A few more  shots below I took  on the set  of 1959.  

© Upperline Entertainment LLC
Director: John Swider.
Release date: 2014
Unit Stills Photography by Alfonso “Pompo” Bresciani

 

Cooking Channel new television series “Chuck’s Eat the Street” with Host Chuck Hughes

© 2012, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

© 2012, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
© 2012, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

© 2012, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

 

© 2012, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Travel Channel’s television series “Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in America”.  A few shots below. Adam rocks and so is his new show…Check it out!

©2012, The Travel Channel, L.L.C. All Rights Reserved.

 

©2012, The Travel Channel, L.L.C. All Rights Reserved.

©2012, The Travel Channel, L.L.C. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

©2012, The Travel Channel, L.L.C. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

©2012, The Travel Channel, L.L.C. All Rights Reserved.

Here below is another photo I took on  the same set, published on the Los Angeles Times.

Pompo Bresciani Unit still Photography, Photo: Courtesy Anne Cutler WGNO

 

 

 

Jerome High Scream Team News Package with Anne Cutler. Originally aired on News With A Twist on WGNO-TV New Orleans.

Photography by Richard Sprinkle
News Package edited by Ann Cutler
Anne’s Horror Segment edited by Richard Sprinkle.

 

The following images below were taken on the set of HBO’s Treme first season, and while I wasn’t actually working for HBO or the Discovery Channel (next gallery below Treme’s) I’m displaying them here to show that if I can get the job done without even being a crew member, when it’s even harder to be out of the way and yet, manage to capture the action.

on the set of HBO Treme - Michiel Huisman and Lucia Micarelli. Click image to see whole set on my other site at nolaPIC.com
crew on the set of HBO Treme - Click image to see the whole set on my other site nolaPIC.com

 

Phill Harris’ Jazz Funeral – Discovery Channel filming on Frenchmen St. in New Orleans 
Another “on the set” shoot without being actually hired by the Discovery Channel, so I had to
be even more careful of not being in the way of the crew, or in the shots either.