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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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Poltergeist (1982) / Matthew Leonetti, ASC and Richard Edlund, ASC
Cinematographer Matthew Leonetti, ASC and visual effects supervisor Richard Edlund, ASC sit down with American Cinematographer's Iain Marcks to discuss some of the classic techniques on display in the 1982 film Poltergeist.
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Batman: The Dark Knight / Wally Pfister, ASC
Wally Pfister, ASC discusses working on The Dark Knight, the use of IMAX and shooting single camera, as well as his long term working relationship with Christopher Nolan in this interview with fellow cinematographer Daryn Okada, ASC.
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Hellboy II: The Golden Army / Guillermo Navarro, ASC, AMC
Guillermo Navarro, ASC, AMC — cinematographer of Hellboy II: The Golden Army — discusses shooting tooth fairies and elementals, creating otherworldly environments and working alongside director Guillermo del Toro with American Cinematographer contributor Iain Marcks.
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Orson Welles’ The Immortal Story / Willy Kurant, ASC, AFC
Willy Kurant, ASC, AFC is interviewed by Denis Lenoir, ASC, AFC about his work on Orson Welles' 1969 production created for French television, Une Historie Immortelle (The Immortal Story).
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The Sopranos / Alik Sakharov, ASC - Part 2
Part 2 of a wide-ranging interview with Stephen Pizzello, Alik Sakharov, ASC, the main director of photography on HBO’s The Sopranos, reveals secrets about the show’s controversial ending and offers an in-depth overview of his work on the series.
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The Sopranos / Alik Sakharov, ASC - Part 1
Part 1 of a wide-ranging interview with Stephen Pizzello, Alik Sakharov, ASC, the main director of photography on HBO’s The Sopranos, reveals secrets about the show’s controversial ending and offers an in-depth overview of his work on the series.
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