Jon Joffin, ASC, gives Haunter a look to remember
Haunter, a bit of a reverse ghost story, if you will, stars Abigail Breslin with teen angst in tow and takes place almost entirely inside one house.
White Collar Criminals
Rodrigo Prieto, ASC, AMC, and Martin Scorsese shoot a hybrid production for The Wolf of Wall Street
"I grew up seeing all his movies," recalls Prieto of Scorsese, "and I was a huge admirer of his work and the way he tells a story.
The World At Your Fingertips
With hundreds of thousands of clips just a click away, stock video can significantly raise your production value
Cinema has changed dramatically in many regards over the past century, but the use of stock footage has remained a constant and a great way to ramp up production values, especially if you're an indie filmmaker and/or on a tight budget.
FX’s The Bridge spans a dangerous tale of two separate territories
Importing popular television series stateside has proven to be a successful approach to domestic programming for decades, with fare as diverse as All in the Family and Three's Company deriving from UK shows.
Working with the ARRI ALEXA, DP Kramer Morgenthau, ASC, illuminates Thor: The Dark World
The quickly expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe is set to grow again this November with the release of Thor: The Dark World, a sequel to 2011's Thor and the eighth Marvel film since Iron Man kicked off things in 2008.
Music To My Eyes
Cinematographers Tom Hurwitz, ASC, and Vincenzo Pascolo shoot two visually stunning music docs
Documentaries come in all shapes and sizes, but the challenges facing their DPs are always the same: small budgets, tight, if fluid, schedules and the cinema verité demands of capturing real events in real time.
Some Girl(s) and Vimeo On Demand will change indie film forever
One of the largest video-sharing sites with over 18 million registered members and a global audience of more than 100 million each month, Vimeo has recently launched Vimeo On Demand.
Director Ron Howard and DP Anthony Dod Mantle, BSC, integrate VFX and post to create ’70s-era Formula 1 racing for Rush
At first glance, director/producer and former child star Ron Howard may not seem like the obvious choice to make a pedal-to-the-metal, testosterone-fueled movie about the exotic world of Formula 1 racing.
Hands On The Camera
Cinematographer Gavin Kelly makes the budget and format work for him
For an "up-and-coming" cinematographer, Gavin Kelly has racked up some serious accolades. Not that the San Diegan, who resides in Silver Lake with his wife and new son, would ever tell you that.
Underwater cinematographer Andy Casagrande makes great use of GoPros to capture great whites for Shark Week
Andy Casagrande lives in Naples, Fla., which he considers a pretty boring place to live.
The Great Divide
Director Neill Blomkamp and cinematographer Trent Opaloch create two vastly different worlds for Elysium
In this vision of the future, life is wonderful for the unimaginably wealthy, who have migrated to a pristine man-made space station, complete with synthetic parks, swimming pools and spectacular mansions.
Off The Rails
Cinematographer Rachel Morrison shoots Super16mm film to re-create a tragic event in Fruitvale Station
Differing in both scope and treatment from the bulk of most summer theatrical fare, Fruitvale Station undertakes to deliver an unflinching look at the real-life tragedy befalling one Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan) on New Year's Day, 2009.
Instead of taking out enemies, production drones are being used for aerial cinematography
One of the production industry's latest infatuations is with the use of drones in production.
Man With A Movie Camera
Cinematographer Ross Riege brings back childhood fantasies with his first feature, The Kings of Summer
Oftentimes, the most organic creativity comes from spontaneity.