In the first of our series of profiles on the new generation of leading creative professionals, HDVP talks with cinematographer Laura Merians about how she layers both practical and VFX into her work
Laura Merians recently returned from Iceland, where she shot a music video with the internationally popular Icelandic band Sigur Rós.
Welcome To Portlandia
Director Jonathan Krisel, DP Bryce Fortner and production designer Tyler Robinson bring the city to life
Ironically, what goes on behind the camera on IFC's Portlandia juxtaposes the vibe the show itself gives off to audiences expertly.
Cinema Lens Special
ARRI and Carl Zeiss unveil Master Anamorphic lenses
Anamorphic lenses have been around a long time, and for filmmakers and cinematographers looking to give their films a true epic look and feel, they're often the go-to choice.
Hold That Tiger
Cinematographer Claudio Miranda, ASC, helps bring an “unfilmable” book to the big screen for Life of Pi
Ang Lee's Life of Pi is a lyrical, poetic, cinematic version of the best-selling novel by Yann Martel, who famously declared the source material "unfilmable."
SNL’s Digital Evolution
Cinematographer Alex Buono has spent 14 seasons behind the lens with NBC’s Saturday Night Live Film Unit
Saturday Night Live. A weekly network television tradition. An iconic proving ground for generations of top comedic entertainers.
For Zero Dark Thirty, director Kathryn Bigelow and cinematographer Greig Fraser expose the secret mission to capture Osama bin Laden
It's sad, but true: Women directors rarely get any Oscar® love, but that all changed in 2009 thanks to The Hurt Locker, the Iraq War bomb-squad drama directed by Kathryn Bigelow, when the nail-biting, suspenseful underdog shut out the biggest gorilla in the room, James Cameron's Avatar, the top-grossing movie in history.
To Middle Earth …And Back Again
RED and 3ality Technica help director Peter Jackson bring The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey to life
Filmmaker Peter Jackson fulfilled a longstanding dream when tackling J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings trilogy, but his greatest achievement wasn't just a matter of completing the grueling project, or even winning Director and Best Picture Oscars® for the third film in the cycle.
Cinematographer Gregory Wilson pulls off a high-speed cheetah shoot for National Geographic
It began in a pub in 1878, when Eadweard Muybridge decided to settle a score about whether or not a horse is airborne when it gallops.
Cinematographer Lisa Wiegand creates a dynamic look for NBC Television’s Chicago Fire
Dick Wolf's sterling track record in television gives him carte blanche to dream up and try out new stories.
With the help of Light Iron and the RED EPIC, Don Burgess, ASC, safely lands director Robert Zemeckis’ Flight
It's been quite a while since Oscar®-winning director Robert Zemeckis, who has focused his energy on animated projects over the past decade, has made a live-action film.
Secret Agent Man
Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC, captures Skyfall, the 23rd film in the James Bond spy series
For actors playing James Bond, their third outing as Agent 007 usually proves to be the make-or-break effort. After Dr. No and the still remarkably engaging From Russia with Love, Goldfinger became a worldwide breakout hit that well and truly heralded the arrival of Bondmania.
Men Of Action
Bandito Brothers charges forward
The pros behind Bandito Brothers have a unique skill set—cofounder and director Scott Waugh is a former stuntman and action commercial director, CEO and creative director Mouse McCoy was a world-class motocross bike racer and then a world-class director and technology entrepreneur, and CTO and director Jacob Rosenberg is a technology geek and was a skateboard filmmaker who never learned what "No" meant.