July/August Preview: DP Henry Adebonojo

Coming up in the July/August issue, HDVideoPro interviews the director of photography for the Oscar®-nominated film I Am Not Your Negro
Henry Adebonojo
“Flag Silhouette.” Still photography from Henry Adebonojo. Coming up in the July/August issue, HDVideoPro interviews Henry Adebonojo, the director of photography for the Oscar®-nominated film I Am Not Your Negro. The cinematographer faced a unique challenge when director Raoul Peck tapped him to work on the film—nominated for Best Documentary... Read more

Going Off Camera

With an ongoing television show for DirecTV, where he interviews many of the celebrities he has photographed, Sam Jones is leveraging digital imaging technologies for all they’re worth
Sam Jones
Kristen Bell This is our extended interview with Sam Jones. Sam Jones says that his sober and yet utterly charming approach to celebrity portraiture has the singular goal of telling the story of his subject, with only a single capture. As a photographer, he has captured hundreds of these single-image stories for an award-winning roster of top-shelf... Read more

Days Gone By

Fred Elmes, ASC, delivers a visual meditation on small town life in Jim Jarmusch’s latest feature Paterson
Fred Elmes, ASC, delivers a visual meditation on small town life in Jim Jarmusch’s latest feature Paterson
Over the course of his career, Director of Photography Fred Elmes, ASC, has enjoyed long associations with several notable filmmakers. Among them are Ride with the Devil, The Ice Storm and Hulk for Ang Lee, multiple projects for Martha Coolidge and John Cassavetes, and a trio of David Lynch features starting with his seminal AFI-sponsored Eraserhead,... Read more

Lighting Legacy

With three decades of work behind the lens, Nancy Schreiber, ASC, continues to inspire the next generation of DPs
Nancy Schreiber, ASC
As the fourth female member in ASC’s history, out of only 15 total, and as a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Emmy and Independent Spirit Award-nominated cinematographer Nancy Schreiber, ASC, who will receive the 2017 American Society of Cinematographers President’s Award at the 31st ASC Awards gala this February, has forged... Read more

Toronto International Film Festival 2016

North America’s biggest film festival generated modest sales, positioned titles for awards season and reaffirmed the growing clout of digital platforms in film acquisition
Toronto International Film Festival 2016
Courtesy of Toronto International Film Festival The 41st installment of the famed Toronto International Film Festival showed an event becoming less about sales and more about marketing. Boutique distributors wrote checks for various indie dramas and documentaries, but overall there were few headline-worthy bidding wars in Canada’s beloved global festival.... Read more

Casting A Deadly Spell

M. David Mullen, ASC, opts for organic 35mm visuals to highlight the horror in The Love Witch, a tribute to ’60s Technicolor melodramas that features a witch using magic to make men fall in love with her
M. David Mullen, ASC, opts for organic 35mm visuals to highlight the horror in The Love Witch, a tribute to ’60s Technicolor melodramas that features a witch using magic to make men fall in love with her
Prior to its limited release in November, The Love Witch spent several months on the worldwide festival circuit, in that time amassing kudos and cheers for its innovative visual style and fresh spin on genre storytelling. The titular character (played by Samantha Robinson) uses various incantations and potions to invoke her magic to find a true and... Read more

Aliens: The Set Photography

A 30th anniversary, behind-the-scenes look at the making of James Cameron’s classic feature film
A 30th anniversary, behind-the-scenes look at the making of James Cameron’s classic feature film Aliens
In a classic moment from Aliens, the facehugger attacks Ripley, wrapping its tail around her throat. Cameron wanted the creature to be able to do exactly as he wanted, so two working props were built. “Aliens: The Set Photography” delivers both nostalgia and a plethora of insightful, high-quality images shot during the making of the film.... Read more

Daniel Hashimoto And YouTube Star Action Movie Kid Do Doctor Strange

Behind-the-scenes video breakdown on how the editor of the Action Movie Kid series on YouTube used Red Giant Trapcode Particular and the Red Giant Universe suite of plugins to create a Doctor Strange effect on their home video
Editor Daniel Hashimoto And YouTube Star Action Movie Kid Doctor Strange Followed Up With Star Wars Rogue One
Fun stuff from YouTube-star Action Movie Kid, son of editor Daniel Hashimoto, known for interjecting a variety of pop-culture, sci-fi and fantasy effects into their daily video-lives. His behind-the-scene breakdown on the Red Giant plugin toolset he used is fascinating, in this case, employing the $399 Trapcode Particular and other effects from Red... Read more

Nike Scores Big With “The Switch”

New work boldly goes where the brand has never gone before, with a sweeping six-minute film starring football legend Cristiano Ronaldo that marks the company’s longest-ever commercial
Nike Scores Big With “The Switch”
A new Nike ad is always a big deal, and the latest spot released in conjunction with Euro 2016 is no exception. “The Switch” is a sweeping global epic, a stylish and ambitious new ad touted as the longest brand film ever created by Nike. The film pairs global football icon Cristiano Ronaldo with 16 other professional players, plus a 16-year-old... Read more

Cinematographer Russell Carpenter, ASC: Following The Calling

Cinematographer Russell Carpenter, ASC: Following The Calling
Russell Carpenter ASC discusses his work on The Calling with commercial and documentary director Tyler Stableford using the Canon EOS C700, flagship of the Cinema EOS line of filmmaking video cameras
HDVP was on site at The ASC Clubhouse for the Hollywood debut of the Canon Cinema EOS C700, new flagship in their filmmaking camera line, with the premiere of The Calling, shot by award-winning filmmakers Tyler Stableford and Russell Carpenter, ASC. With additional projects starting to shoot now, Carpenter employed two promo C700 camera systems on a... Read more

Decoding The Apocalypse

The effects-driven show Aftermath follows the rise of supernatural creatures, massive storms and earthquakes that signal the beginning of Armageddon
The new Syfy series Aftermath was shot by Jon Joffin, ASC, who cut his teeth on the original run of The X-Files. VFX supervisor Mark Savela tapped various freelance artists, including Creative Post veteran Derek Grime, to bring supernatural creatures to life, all seemingly harbingers of a coming apocalypse.
The new Syfy series Aftermath was shot by Jon Joffin, ASC, who cut his teeth on the original run of The X-Files. VFX supervisor Mark Savela tapped various freelance artists, including Creative Post veteran Derek Grime, to bring supernatural creatures to life, all seemingly harbingers of a coming apocalypse. Jon Joffin, ASC, has seen his career come... Read more

Shooting Quarry For Cinemax — Mayhem In Memphis

Quarry is a new crime drama from Cinemax, a pulpish stroll through post-Vietnam America featuring a traumatized Marine forced into a criminal organization as a reluctant hitman
Mayhem In Memphis
Based on a long-running series of hard-boiled novels by Max Allan Collins (The Road to Perdition), the new Cinemax series Quarry follows Vietnam vet Mac Conway, played by Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus), through his tough re-entry into low society in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee. Haunted by memories of his war experiences, Conway’s homecoming... Read more
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