graeme beck pty ltd

Graeme Beck Cinematographer

Multi Award Winning Cameraman
with an extensive Kit of equipment,
including Audio, Electronic Stabilization Rigs,
Auto Cue and Polarized window gel.




Graeme Beck

 mobile: 0411 82 7799





The first feature film (commercially made film over 1 hour in length)
was the 1906 Australian film "The Story of the Kelly Gang."

The largest number of cameras used in a single scene to date was
48 for the sea battle in Ben Hur.

42 Cameras were used in the Chariot Race with the operators shooting
53,000 feet of film in a single day. (The making of Ben Hur)

The most film on a Featyre to date was Howard Hughes "Hell's Angels" which
consumed 2,254,750 feet of film with a continuous running time of 23 days.

The greatest number of retakes was 342 for the blind flower girl scene
in Chaplin's "City Lights." (Chaplin directing the scene) He was in
Love with the youug Actress.

Marilyn Monroe did 59 takes in 'Some Like it Hot"
in which her only line was 'Where's the bourbon.'

The shower scene in Hitchcock's Psycho involved 70 set ups
over seven days for 45 seconds of edited footage.

The most costly news story ever was the Centenary Air Race in Melbourne
where 160 frames were transmitted to Britain over 68 hours
at a cost of US $30,000 in 1934. ($534,000 2015)
It was shown in 1500 cinemas within 48 hours.

"Jurassic Park" cost $90 million dollars to make and
$98 million dollars was spent in publicity.

The funeral scene in "Gandhi" contained around 300,000 extras,
94,560 contracted and over 200,000 volunteers.

Sound Recordist
DOP / Freelance
Director of Photography