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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Masked Man
DP Bojan Bazelli, ASC, shoots a hybrid Western with both film and the ARRI ALEXA for The Lone Ranger
The classic '50s TV series that starred a masked ex-Texas Ranger who fought the bad guys in the Wild West with the help of his Indian sidekick Tonto, galloped back onto screens this summer courtesy of Disney's big-budget (a reported $215 million) feature film reboot.
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.
Trials, Tribulation And Technology
Menthol comes to life with the help of Kickstarter, the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and digital distribution
Digital technology has invaded nearly every facet of film production, not only in production and postproduction, but also in how films are conceptualized and financed.
Sony’s F65 captures a clear and present terror for the Evil Dead remake
Arriving amid a spate of slasher films inspired by the success of John Carpenter's Halloween, 1981's The Evil Dead took form initially as a short film called Within The Woods.