David Watkin fired five times on different films before shooting had started! He is very big on the technical side of shooting. A lover of Kodak stock. On the film Robin Hood with Sean Connery which was shot in Spain he used different types of Kodak film to get the best result. In later years he rarely viewed the rushes. On the film Chariots of Fire for the opening sequence on the beach he used a different technique to get the effect of slow motion.