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The Deuce / Vanja Černjul, ASC, HFS
The cinematographer discusses his work in the HBO period drama, which chronicles seedy and sordid happenings in and around Times Square of the 1970s.
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The Defenders / Matthew J. Lloyd, CSC
Cinematographer Matthew J. Lloyd, CSC discusses his work in the Marvel/Netflix miniseries, in which a quartet of superheroes combat criminals in New York City.
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Patriot / James Whitaker
Director of photography James Whitaker discusses his work in the darkly comedic series Patriot, in which a dysfunctional former U.S. spy is compelled to rejoin the globetrotting world of covert ops.
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Snowden / Anthony Dod Mantle, ASC, BSC, DFF
Cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle, ASC, BSC, DFF discusses his work in the political thriller Snowden (2016), which details the real-life story of whistleblower Edward Snowden.
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From Camerimage 2016
Recorded at the 2016 Camerimage Film Festival in Bydgoszcz, Poland, American Cinematographer magazine contributor Iain Marcks leads ASC members Vittorio Storaro, Robert Yeoman, Roberto Schaefer and Edward Lachman in a wide-ranging panel discussion on issues of technology and creativity.
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Gotham / Crescenzo Notarile, ASC, AIC
Cinematographer Crescenzo Notarile, ASC discusses his work in the stylish series Gotham, which chronicles the intrigue and drama surrounding a young Bruce Wayne long before he became Batman.
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The Man in the High Castle / James Hawkinson
Director of photography James Hawkinson connects with filmmaker and American Cinematographer contributor Iain Marcks to discuss his work in the imaginative Amazon Studios series The Man in the High Castle.
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Die Hard (1988) / Jan de Bont, ASC
Cinematographer Jan de Bont, ASC talks about his dynamic visual approach to the action classic Die Hard. Citing an affinity for a proactive camera and experimental lighting, de Bont details how he and his collaborators achieved “the right style for the right moment.”
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AC correspondent Iain Marcks surveys the scene at the 22nd annual Camerimage International Film Festival in Bydgoszcz, Poland. One of the largest gatherings of cinematographers in the world, Camerimage features several categories of competition, honors select filmmakers for their career achievements, includes seminars and panel discussions, and showcases some of the latest cinematography equipment. Featured in this podcast are cinematographer Michael Neubauer, BVK; director David Scott Smith; Phil Greenstreet of Rosco Laboratories; Sarah Priestnall of Codex; Mike Hibarger of Panavision; and AC correspondents Benjamin B and David Heuring.
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The Girl and Death / Goert Giltay, NSC, and Jos Stelling
Cinematographer Goert Giltay, NSC, and director Jos Stelling join AC’s Iain Marcks on a Skype call from the Netherlands to discuss their approach to the drama The Girl and Death. The longtime collaborators cover the choice of shooting digitally with an Arri Alexa, how they achieved the expressionistic visuals, and the flexible lighting approach that was necessitated by the actors’ availability.
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