Ep. 65: D2 director of photography Mark Irwin explains how he went from shooting porn to pulling off the knucklepuck in the Mighty Ducks

December 2, 2015 1:06 am Published by Leave your thoughts
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Mark Irwin was the director of photography for D2. He talks with Mike, Tommy, and Kevin about how shooting porn gave him the connections to move up in the film world, how he dealt with cardboard cutouts as crowd members, his knucklepuck rig, and more.

Show Notes

This is Mark’s website, where you can see some of his work. Here’s his IMDB page.

Some photos Mark shared with us from his time on the films:

Mark (standing, second from left)

The adults, from left to right (Mighty Ducks creator Steve Brill, D2 director Sam Weisman, Greg Louganis, Kristi Yamaguchi)

The adults, from left to right (Mighty Ducks creator Steve Brill, D2 director Sam Weisman, Greg Louganis, Kristi Yamaguchi)

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The famous Sam Z. Arkoff that Mark mentions.

Mark’s career took off after Blood and Guts turned into a job on Fast Company. 

You should all watch Youngblood which stars Rob Lowe as Dean Youngblood, a talented scorer who goes off to play juniors in Canada.

FYI Sam Wiseman was the director of D2. You probably already know who Steve Brill is.

The best skaters: Josh Jackson (Charlie Conway), Shaun Weiss (Greg Goldberg), Garette Ratliff Henson (Guy Germaine), Marguerite Moreau (Connie Moreau), Ty O’Neal (Dwayne Robertson), Mike Vitar (Luis Mendoza)

Tim Horton played mostly for the Maple Leafs. Dick Duff played mostly for the Maple Leafs and Canadiens. Jean Beliveau played for the Canadiens. Eric Nesterenko played for the Maple Leafs and Blackhawks.

Gretzky’s famous melted loonie into the ice came on American soil at the 2004 Olympics in Salt Lake City.

Canada actually was on in the Junior Goodwill Games the U.S. beat them on a briefly seen newspaper headline.

Here’s the IMDB to Diary of a Sinner, Mark’s first movie. The page is SFW.

“Say yes to everything. You’ll end up at the North Pole, you’ll end up at some sweaty strip club, you’ll end up at the bottom of a uranium mine like I did. Say yes to everything because what you learn is what will teach others and those other people will take you with them.”

Thanks to @garrettgreen for the #QuackQuestion.

Here is Belmont High School. There is an aerial picture here. To avoid any copyright infringement I’m just going to link to it.

The Layover is in post production. It’s slated to come out in 2016.

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