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
Mary Magdalene / Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS
Photographed by Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS, Mary Magdalene is a Biblical epic yet produced on a modest budget and lensed spare and simply by Fraser on locations across Italy.
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Future Man / Eduardo Mayén
The cinematographer discusses his camerawork in Hulu’s 1980s-homage sci-fi comedy series about a yutzy janitor who — upon beating a video game — is recruited by real-life versions of its characters to do battle against intergalactic foes.
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse/Danny Dimian and Michael Lasker
How Sony Pictures Animation’s Oscar and Golden Globe–winning feature re-imagined virtual cinematography and the superhero movie.
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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel / M. David Mullen, ASC
The cinematographer discusses his work in the comedic romantic-drama Amazon series, for which he has earned ASC Award and Emmy nominations for his expert photography.
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Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer / Charlie Lieberman, ASC
The cinematographer discusses his work in the disturbing 1990 suspense-horror classic, which was his first feature assignment as a young filmmaker working in Chicago.
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First Reformed / Alexander Dynan
The cinematographer discusses his work in writer-director Paul Schrader’s latest feature, in which the disillusioned spiritual leader of a small upstate New York parish is given focus when a young, pregnant parishioner seeks his guidance.
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The Hot Spot / Ueli Steiger, ASC
After almost 30 years, cinematographer Ueli Steiger, ASC reflects on his camerawork in this provocative 1990 neo-noir crime drama directed by Dennis Hopper.
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Sorry to Bother You / Doug Emmett
Cinematographer Doug Emmett discusses this surreal dystopian satire, in which a struggling African-American who finds success as a telemarketer when he’s tipped off by a savvy coworker to use his “white voice.”
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Cloak and 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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Saving Private Ryan — 20th Anniversary / Janusz Kamiński
The Oscar-winning cinematographer discusses the film’s profound impact on the creative and emotional trajectory of his career.
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