American Cinematographer interviews cinematographers, directors and other filmmakers to take you behind the scenes on major studio movies, independent films and popular television series.Subscribe on iTunes
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
Sean Bobbitt, BSC discusses his work on director 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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The Good Wife / Fred Murphy, ASC
American Cinematographer's Iain Marcks goes on location to speak with Fred Murphy, ASC about lighting the television series The Good Wife, about becoming comfortable with digital capture and about what makes a good cinematographer.
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Berlinale 2011 / Wim Wenders / Guy Maddin / Przemyslaw Wojcieszek
American Cinematographer's Iain Marcks goes on location to Berlinale 2011 and speaks to: Wim Wenders about using 3-D on his documentary, Pina; Guy Maddin about his use of found footage; and Przemyslaw Wojcieszek about the look of Made.
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Buried / Eduard Grau
American Cinematographer's Iain Marcks sits with Eduard Grau, cinematographer of Buried, discussing the creative and technical challenges of setting the entire film within the constraints of a coffin, as well as the decision to shoot film over video.
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Rabbit Hole / John Cameron Mitchell / Frank DeMarco
Rabbit Hole director John Cameron Mitchell and cinematographer Frank DeMarco discuss using the Red One camera, shooting with older lenses and shooting unobtrusively for great performances from their cast.
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Howl / Edward Lachman, ASC
Edward Lachman, ASC, talks about the concepts behind visualizing the work of artists Bob Dylan and Allen Ginsberg, especially on the indie Howl.
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Lost / John Bartley, ASC
John Bartley, ASC, CSC discusses his work on the J.J. Abrams series Lost — including the peculiarities of shooting on location in Hawaii and working a show with multiple cinematographers.
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How To Make It In America / Steven Fierberg, ASC
Steven Fierberg, ASC discusses setting the look the HBO series on location in New York, his career in New York's lower East side and choosing digital or photochemical.
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