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The Woman / Alex Vendler
Alex Vendler talks about shooting The Woman, an independent feature which made a splash at Sundance, and discusses getting the most out of a small budget as well as his creative collaboration with director Lucky McKee.
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Miss Bala / Mátyás Erdély, HSC
Mátyás Erdély, HSC discusses his Cannes-nominated film, Miss Bala, and his collaboration with director Gerardo Naranjo on its formal, restrained visual style in exploring Mexico's violent drug cartels.
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Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark / Oliver Stapleton, BSC
Oliver Stapleton, BSC speaks with American Cinematographer's Jim Hemphill about Guillermo del Toro's production of Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, why he prefers to capture on film, working with first-time directors and planning for visual effects.
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Extremely Loud Incredibly Close / Chris Menges, ASC, BSC
Chris Menges, ASC, BSC speaks with American Cinematographer's Jim Hemphill about Stephen Daldry's Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and how he shot and lit the film to make it easier for first-time child actor Thomas Horn to focus on his performance.
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5 Days of War / Checco Varese, ASC
Checco Varese, ASC, AMC talks with American Cinematographer's Jim Hemphill about filming Renny Harlin's 5 Days of War in the Georgian Republic, about working with the Georgian military to stage a massive military attack and his use of an early RED camera.
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Valhalla Rising / Nicolas Winding Refn / Morten Søborg
American Cinematographer’s Jim Hemphill interviews director Nicolas Winding Refn about how shooting Valhalla Rising in the remote Scottish Highlands impacted his creative vision, and he discusses using the Red camera with cinematographer Morten Søborg.
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Knight and Day / Phedon Papamichael, ASC
Phedon Papamichael, ASC discusses the complexities of shooting the big-budget, effects-filled Tom Cruise movie, Knight and Day, comparing this large and highly technical shoot with some his previous, smaller films.
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Killers / Russell Carpenter, ASC
Russell Carpenter, ASC, discusses shooting the action-comedy Killers.
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Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief / Stephen Goldblatt, ASC, BSC
Stephen Goldblatt, ASC, BSC, cinematographer of Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, talks about shooting this digital effects extravaganza on a limited budget, and the increasing presence of digital tools in production.
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That Evening Sun / Rodney Taylor, ASC
Rodney Taylor, ASC, cinematographer of That Evening Sun, talks with AC’s Jim Hemphill about shooting a low-budget anamorphic feature on location and finishing using old school photochemical techniques.
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