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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes / Michael Seresin, BSC
Director of photography Michael Seresin, BSC, discusses the new film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, detailing how he and director Matt Reeves strove to bring “a film aesthetic” to the native 3-D digital production. Among the topics Seresin covers are the challenges presented by the short prep, why he chose to use Leica lenses, his collaboration with the seasoned visual-effects crew from Weta, and how he matched disparate light in Vancouver and New Orleans.
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OKA! / Conrad W. Hall
American Cinematographer's Jean Oppenheimer hosts a wide-ranging discussion with Conrad W. Hall about the challenges and happy accidents of shooting OKA! in a remote pygmy village in Africa with limited equipment and using locals as actors and crew.
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Footloose / Amy Vincent, ASC
Amy Vincent, ASC, discusses how the film's dance sequences advance the story, how she collaborated with hair and makeup to create the “look” for actress Julianne Hough, and about her repeated collaborations with Craig Brewer.
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Breaking Bad / Michael Slovis, ASC - Part 2
In part two of this podcast, Michael Slovis, ASC discusses the process Breaking Bad employs to support its directors and provide a consistent feel to the series, as well as how it feels to work in this system.
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Breaking Bad / Michael Slovis, ASC - Part 1
Michael Slovis, ASC, talks with American Cinematographer's Iain Stasukevich about cast and crew on Breaking Bad work together to capture the New Mexican landscape with cinematic flair.
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The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) / Victor J. Kemper, ASC
Victor Kemper, ASC reviews his work on the 1973 film The Friends of Eddie Coyle, starring Robert Mitchum and shot entirely on location in Boston and Connecticut, with fellow ASC member Richard Crudo.
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Under New Management / Peter Biagi
Cinematographer Peter Biagi talks with American Cinematographer about shooting the 2009 feature Under New Management about maintaining a career in the Chicago area, shooting on location in New York and working as a camera operator for Robert Altman.
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Where the Wild Things Are / Lance Acord, ASC - Part 2
Lance Acord, ASC, cinematographer of Where the Wild Things Are, continues his conversation with fellow ASC member Rodney Taylor, focusing on his career and the art scene in Los Angeles and San Francisco in the 80s.
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Where the Wild Things Are: Lance Acord, ASC - Part 1
Lance Acord, ASC, cinematographer of Spike Jonze’ adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are, discusses the creative underpinnings of this film and the techniques he used to tackle its artistic challenges with fellow ASC member Rodney Taylor.
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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) / Owen Roizman, ASC
Owen Roizman, ASC chats about his lighting aesthetic, reveals his technique for flashing film stock and shares anecdotes from the set of the 1974 version of The Taking of Pelham One Two Three with fellow ASC member Rodney Taylor.
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