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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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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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Crazy Heart / Barry Markowitz, ASC
Cinematographer Barry Markowitz, ASC talks with American Cinematographer's Iain Marcks about his work on Scott Cooper's film Crazy Heart, discussing working with actor/directors, shooting this modestly budgeted indie film on location and working with actor Jeff Bridges.
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Bad Lieutenant / Peter Zeitlinger / Werner Herzog
Cinematographer Peter Zeitlinger and filmmaker Werner Herzog talk with American Cinematographer's Iain Marcks about Herzog's unique shooting style, and how his freestyle approach fosters great performances and requires much flexibility from the crew.
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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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Where the Wild Things Are / Lance Acord, ASC - Part 2
Lance Acord, ASC, cinematographer of Where the Wild Things Are, continues his conversation with fellow ASC member Rodney Taylor, focusing on his career and the art scene in Los Angeles and San Francisco in the 80s.
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Where the Wild Things Are: Lance Acord, ASC - Part 1
Lance Acord, ASC, cinematographer of Spike Jonze’ adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are, discusses the creative underpinnings of this film and the techniques he used to tackle its artistic challenges with fellow ASC member Rodney Taylor.
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Tetro / Mihai Malaimare Jr.
Cinematographer Mihai Malaimare Jr. speaks with American Cinematographer's Jim Hemphill about his work on Francis Ford Coppola's film Tetro, delving into the specifics of the film's unique visual style, shooting on location in Argentina, and his experiences shooting High Definition Video.
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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) / Owen Roizman, ASC
Owen Roizman, ASC chats about his lighting aesthetic, reveals his technique for flashing film stock and shares anecdotes from the set of the 1974 version of The Taking of Pelham One Two Three with fellow ASC member Rodney Taylor.
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Valkyrie / Newton Thomas Sigel, ASC
Newton Thomas Sigel, ASC, cinematographer of Valkyrie, speaks with American Cinematographer's Jon Silberg about the film stocks, lens and digital intermediate processes that created the look of the film as well as the impact of Tom Cruise signing on to what had originally been a small and low-budget project.
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