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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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Captain America: The Winter Soldier / Trent Opaloch
Cinematographer Trent Opaloch discusses his work on Captain America: The Winter Soldier, describing in detail the nuts and bolts of lighting, managing and scheduling this mammoth production, as well as how his work on District 9 and Elysium influenced this film.
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RoboCop (1987) / Jost Vacano, ASC
Cinematographer Jost Vacano, ASC discusses his expert work on the brutal sci-fi satire RoboCop, directed by Paul Verhoeven.
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The Grandmaster / Philippe Le Sourd, AFC
American Cinematographer's Iain Marcks talks with cinematographer Philippe Le Sourd, AFC, about filming Wong Kar-wai's martial-arts drama The Grandmaster. Among the topics are how the project evolved over its 3 years of production in China, as well as how Le Sourd collaborated with the director.
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Man of Tai Chi / Elliot Davis
Elliot Davis describes his work on Man of Tai Chi — shooting in China, working with director Keanu Reeves, and his approach to shooting a commercial martial arts film, as well as his views on film vs. digital.
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Game of Thrones / Rob McLachlan, ASC, CSC
Game of Thrones cinematographer Robert McLachlan offers this commentary track for Episode 9 of Season 3, including the infamous Red Wedding scene.
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Cloud Atlas / John Toll, ASC, and Frank Griebe
American Cinematographer contributor Iain Marcks speaks with cinematographers John Toll, ASC and Frank Griebe about the Wachowskis' ambitious feature Cloud Atlas.
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Beyond the Black Rainbow / Norm Li, CSC, and Panos Cosmatos
American Cinematographer's Iain Stasukevich speaks with cinematographer Norm Li, CSC, and director Panos Cosmatos about their collaboration on Beyond the Black Rainbow, a stylish low budget sci fi thriller, they discuss the films they turned to for inspiration as well as their decision to shoot 2-perf 35mm film instead of digital or other formats.
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Cabin in the Woods / Peter Deming, ASC
American Cinematographer contributor Iain Marcks talks with Peter Deming, ASC about playing with and against traditional horror cliches in the Joss Whedon-produced film, Cabin in the Woods, as well as working with directors Lynch, Raimi and Craven.
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Shame / Sean Bobbitt, BSC
American Cinematographer's Iain Marcks talks with Sean Bobbitt, BSC about his work on filmmaker Steve McQueen's independent film, Shame, covering the film's visual style, and how trust on the set was essential with the film's difficult subject matter.
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