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Chas Gerretsen

Born in The Netherlands, he immigrated to the USA in 1963. After working as a freelance photojournalist and cameraman 1968 - 1972 in Vietnam, Camodia and Laos. South America (1973 - 1975). In 1975 he returned to the US and started working in Hollywood. The first big budget feature he worked on as a "Special Photographer" was A Star is Born, the ... See full bio »
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 1984 Romancing the Stone (special photographer)
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Chas used three Nikon F2 cameras and one Leica M4 during the filming of Apocalypse Now (1979). He didn't like using blimps (sound boxes) because it prevented him from immediately shooting an image when he saw it (as he'd learned as a photojournalist). He was given permission by Francis to shoot in between the actor's dialogue - to the great unhappiness of the sound-man who had to edit the ... See more »

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