HAVEN CREW Who’s Who – DARRYL DUZAK

Posted: August 5, 2013

There's no denying our huge affection for the folks in front of the camera - the cast of HAVEN is beloved around the world. But just as it takes a Village to Keep A Secret... it also takes one to make the magic we've been enjoying for the past three seasons. So as the HAVEN team works through the summer of 2013 with the goal of bringing Season 4 to our screens this fall/winter - we are celebrating the people behind the scenes.  It's our salute to the production team - the HAVEN Crew Who's Who series - continuing now with a  man who's been shining a light on HAVEN's troubles since day one....

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clapperboard DARRYL DUZAK with seasons

film rollWhat exactly does a Key Grip do?

A Key Grip is responsible for the grip crews and the rigging crews. We do all the movement and rigging of cameras and lighting, and we’re also responsible for the shaping and diffusing of light. Basically the electricians come in and set up the lamps and we make the scene look nice and pretty.

The gaffer and the key grip are the right hands of the Director of Photography (DP). You set the entire mood of the shot, the entire mood of a scene, with the light ... obviously it’s the cinematographer’s job to create a look, and to execute it on set is the responsibility of the key grip and the gaffer, under the tutelage of the DP.

What's the worst "trouble" you've seen in HAVEN?

If I was to have any of them, I would want what Nathan’s has – not being able to feel pain. I think that would be my favourite, because I’m accident prone.

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What's the best part of working on HAVEN?

I grew up in Chester, so it was a great opportunity for me to come home. I love the TV series, the concept, and I wanted the opportunity to work with (DP) Eric Cayla. The show has a very good rhythm. The executive producers film roll 2are great people to work for, the scripts are great, and we laugh through our days.

Nova Scotia is a relatively small market, so the people that you work with, you work with fairly intimately, and fairly often. I’ve worked with the same crew of guys for well over a decade, and we’re good buddies. I work with probably the greatest group of people on earth - this is year 18 for me and I’m still learning every day. You develop systems, you develop ways of streamlining what you do, how you do it, but every cinematographer has distinctly different ways of doing things, so the good people in my line of work are the people who can get things done effectively, safely, efficiently and adapt to situations, such as changing weather and different locations. This show has a moody feel, so you get yourselves into strange locations like cliffs and woods. Every day’s a new day, that’s for sure.

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What's your favourite thing to do in Nova Scotia when you're not filming HAVEN?

I like to spend time with my family. I’m a big family guy. I’ve got two boys, Nathan and Anthony, and we’re always out and about. We’re always at stuff on the weekends, or we’re in the pool. My wife and I both like photography, so we do that. We like to tour around and explore. Nova Scotia is such a beautiful place – you can go to the four corners of the province and it’s different everywhere you go. There are lots of cool things to see.

Haven3-Emily-Rose-Lucas-Bryant-Eric-BalfourAnd finally...Audrey & Nathan or Audrey & Duke?

Audrey and Nathan. I’ve watched the story develop since Day One, and it has to do with their chemistry, their scenes together on set - they reflect off each other so well. Audrey and Duke have an interesting dynamic, too, but definitely Audrey and Nathan.

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HAVEN 4While you're here check out our HAVEN CREW Who's Who profiles on TIM WEBBER - Key Craft Service , TERRY QUENNELL - Art Director and SHERNOLD EDWARDS - Story Editor

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