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
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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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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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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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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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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The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) / Victor J. Kemper, ASC
Victor Kemper, ASC reviews his work on the 1973 film The Friends of Eddie Coyle, starring Robert Mitchum and shot entirely on location in Boston and Connecticut, with fellow ASC member Richard Crudo.
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Killers / Russell Carpenter, ASC
Russell Carpenter, ASC, discusses shooting the action-comedy Killers.
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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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Under New Management / Peter Biagi
Cinematographer Peter Biagi talks with American Cinematographer about shooting the 2009 feature Under New Management about maintaining a career in the Chicago area, shooting on location in New York and working as a camera operator for Robert Altman.
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