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Snowden / Anthony Dod Mantle, ASC, BSC, DFF
Cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle, ASC, BSC, DFF discusses his work in the political thriller Snowden (2016), which details the real-life story of whistleblower Edward Snowden.
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From Camerimage 2016
Recorded at the 2016 Camerimage Film Festival in Bydgoszcz, Poland, American Cinematographer magazine contributor Iain Marcks leads ASC members Vittorio Storaro, Robert Yeoman, Roberto Schaefer and Edward Lachman in a wide-ranging panel discussion on issues of technology and creativity.
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Gotham / Crescenzo Notarile, ASC, AIC
Cinematographer Crescenzo Notarile, ASC discusses his work in the stylish series Gotham, which chronicles the intrigue and drama surrounding a young Bruce Wayne long before he became Batman.
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The Love Witch / M. David Mullen, ASC
Cinematographer M. David Mullen, ASC speaks with journalist Steve Macfarlane to discuss his work in The Love Witch, a stylish feminist homage to 1950s horror films.
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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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The Man in the High Castle / James Hawkinson
Director of photography James Hawkinson connects with filmmaker and American Cinematographer contributor Iain Marcks to discuss his work in the imaginative Amazon Studios series The Man in the High Castle.
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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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Die Hard (1988) / Jan de Bont, ASC
The cinematographer talks about his dynamic visual approach to this action classic. Citing an affinity for a proactive camera and experimental lighting, he details how he and his collaborators achieved “the right style for the right moment.”
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Unforgiven (1992) / Jack N. Green, ASC
Jack N. Green, ASC, connects with AC via Skype to discuss his work on Clint Eastwood’s acclaimed Western Unforgiven. Touching on his three-decade collaboration with Eastwood, Green discusses several aspects of the project, including the decision to shoot in Alberta, Canada; how he worked with production designer Henry Bumstead to develop a period-correct lighting scheme and muted color palette; the importance of shooting anamorphic; and what it’s like to collaborate with a director who is also the star.
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Mad Men / Christopher Manley, ASC
Cinematographer Christopher Manley, ASC, discusses his work on the acclaimed drama Mad Men, including what he learned from taking some turns in the director’s chair, the production’s transition to digital capture, and his unique collaboration with Phil Abraham, who shot the pilot and moved on to direct many episodes of the series.
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