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
Cloak & Dagger / Tami Reiker, ASC
The cinematographer details her visual approach to shooting the pilot for this Marvel superhero series, reteaming with director Gina Prince-Bythewood.
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Tully / Eric Steelberg, ASC
Cinematographer Eric Steelberg, ASC discusses his work in the comedic drama Tully — written by Diablo Cody and directed by Jason Reitman.
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Sense8 / John Toll, ASC
Oscar-winning cinematographer John Toll, ASC discusses his work in the ambitious sci-fi thriller series Sense8, in which a diverse group of eight individuals located around the world find that they are connected via a mysterious form of telepathy.
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Get Out / Toby Oliver, ACS
Cinematographer Toby Oliver, ACS discusses his work in the horror hit written and directed by Jordan Peele, which has received near-unanimous critical acclaim.
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No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos / James Chressanthis, ASC, GSC
James Chressanthis, ASC, GSC discusses his documentary, No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos, the influence of László Kovács and Vilmos Zsigmond on the field of cinematography, and their influence on his own development as a director of photography.
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Louder Than Bombs / Jakob Ihre
Director of photography Jakob Ihre sits down with filmmaker Jim Hemphill to discuss his work on the acclaimed independent film Louder Than Bombs.
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Saving Mr. Banks / John Schwartzman, ASC
American Cinematographer’s Jim Hemphill speaks with John Schwartzman, ASC about his work on the modestly budgeted character-driven movie, Saving Mr. Banks, discussing the choice to shoot on film and how they recreated 1960s Los Angeles using no digital mattes or effects.
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Nebraska / Phedon Papamichael, ASC
Nebraska cinematographer Phedon Papamichael, ASC discusses working with Alexander Payne, the benefits of shooting black-and-white in the digital age and shooting a road movie in real locations with many local actors.
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Riddick / David Eggby, ACS
Riddick cinematographer David Eggby, ACS on returning to the Pitch Black franchise and reuniting with director David Twohy to create a gritty, side-lit and contrasty atmosphere on a film with budget issues.
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The Conjuring / John R. Leonetti, ASC
American Cinematographer’s Jim Hemphill talks with The Conjuring cinematographer John R. Leonetti, ASC about creating an ultra-realistic feeling by shooting the set as is it were a location they did not pull walls and used practical lighting as much as possible. He also discusses how their frequent use of a wide angle lens enhanced the audience's feeling of tension and unease.
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