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Alfonso Pompo Bresciani is an IATSE Local 600 Unit Still Photographer based in New Orleans

Unit and Episodic Stills Photography

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 it’s rolling. I always look for alternative angles and shots to take from different point of views, as long as I capture the mood and feel without altering the meaning of the scene. Replicating what the main camera sees is the “expected” and “minimum” job requirement for a stills photographer, however it is not only what I strive for. I find even more interesting and rewarding catching actors off guard, in between takes during subtle interactions and expressions they may have with the director or even doing rehearsals, in a more intimate view.

 

“You can make a movie without a stills photographer but you can’t market it without one”

 

The second type of images I produce on 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 behind the scenes, 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
Director Griff Furst – Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

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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. All of the above 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 blending in with the crew/background.

How do I approach shooting on 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 constantly aware of.

 

Director and Cinematographer Nick Ramey - Photo: Alfonso Bresciani
Director and Cinematographer Nick Ramey – Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

 

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 is my main objective. Since the stills can be available almost instantly, minutes after they have been taken on set, they are a very powerful promotional tool that can be used right away for press releases, first looks, and 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 stills photography work. Have blimps, will travel :) . Resume and iPad portfolio with more selected set stills available.

My background in action photography in Maui (about 10 years) also gives me edge on 2nd unit/fight unit shots! I have done it all, shot from choppers with crazy Veterans pilots hanging 30 feet from breaking waves, to swimming into the waves shooting surfers!

 

Latest, authorized shots, from an “unnamed” feature film I have recently worked on; more to come after its release in November 2015
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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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Kickass Gaffer Craig Carter doing his thing on set – Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

 

 

“Indecent Justice” Director: Eric Williamson
DP: Nathan Tape
©2015 Louisiana/St. Tam. Productions, LLC
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“Indecent Justice” Michelle West – Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

 

"Indecent Justice"
“Indecent Justice” Henry Donohue Frost and Michelle West – Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

 

 

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“Indecent Justice” AJ Rome and Michelle West – Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

 

 

"Indecent Justice"
“Indecent Justice” Henry Donohue Frost – Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

 

 

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“Indecent Justice” Michelle West and Rex Badeaux – Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

 

 

 

"Indecent Justice"
“Indecent Justice” 2nd AC 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 – 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”

 

 

Take Me Away
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
DP Rory White
©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
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
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 “All American Horror” – ©2014 Upperline Entertainment, LLC – Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

 

 

© 2014 Upperline Entertainment, LLC Photography by 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 television series “Chuck’s Eat the Street”
Host Chuck Hughes ©2012, Cooking Channel, LLC
© 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.

 

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

 

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

 

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