Dean Cundey, ASC discusses collaborating with director John Carpenter and executing the 5-minute point-of-view shot that opens the film.
In front of a live audience at the ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood, Dean Cundey, ASC shared his inspirations and experiences while analyzing a key scene from the shock classic Halloween (1978), which he photographed in Panavision anamorphic for director John Carpenter.
To open the film, Carpenter designed a flashback sequence that would be seen through the eyes of a masked psychopathic killer — a very young Michael Myers (played by Will Sandin):
Here, Cundey continues the discussion, detailing how he and Carpenter employed camera and lighting to create suspense and scares throughout the film:
The session was part of a Friends of the ASC live event and moderated by American Cinematographer associate editor Jon D. Witmer, followed by question-and-answer sessions with the audience.
Also there for the discussion were ASC members Michael Goi (Megan is Missing, American Horror Story) and Daniel Pearl (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre):
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