Cinematography

Sundance 2018: Here Are the Cameras Used to Shoot This Year’s Narrative Films

Directors take IndieWire behind the scenes of how they created the look of their new films in U.S. Dramatic Competition, NEXT, Premieres and Midnight …

Filmmaking

Shooting The Expanse on Cooke 5/i Primes

In 2014, when Syfy announced a commitment to 10 one-hour episodes of <i>The Expanse</i>, it was (and still is) the most expensive show the channel has ever …

Videography

These photos show what the world looks like when you’re color-blind

Color blindness is most commonly an inherited condition that limits people's ability to perceive differences in color, or, more rarely, see certain colors at all.<p>In simplest terms, those of us without color blindness can observe all the wavelengths of light that exist in the universe, which our …

Flowers

Best Cinematography Oscar: Despite guild snubs, don’t count out Janusz Kaminski (‘The Post’), Edward Lachman (‘Wonderstruck’), Vittorio Storaro (‘Wonder Wheel’), or other favorites

This year, the American Society of Cinematographers nominated <b>Roger Deakins</b> (“Blade Runner 2049”), <b>Bruno Delbonnel</b> (“Darkest Hour”), <b>Hoyte Van Hoytema</b> …

Entertainment

Newly discovered 'Clockwork Orange' frog species named after legendary director Stanley Kubrick

<b>Washington</b>: Scientists have discovered a new frog species with orange blotches on its limbs, and named it after American filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, …

Biological Species

Paul Thomas Anderson Admits He’s Most Proud of ‘The Master’ and Wants Emmanuel Lubezki to Shoot One of His Films

A collaboration between Anderson and Lubezki could very well destroy the cinephile spacetime continuum.<p>Paul Thomas Anderson has been making the press …

Entertainment

‘Making a choice, like Iñárritu did in Birdman, is like shooting yourself’, says Gill Bateman

Contemporary film directors and cinematographers chose to make camera movements visible, as opposed to the traditional method of trying to make sure …

Woody Allen

Final Cut Pro X 10.4 Hits its Stride for Editing, Colour and Finishing

<i>Cinematographer, editor and colourist Ben Allan has reviewed the new tools in FCPX 10.4, which he believes is a coming of age for Apple's FCPX for</i> …

Filmmaking

Film Photography | An Inside Look At Large Format

Whether it is a sense of nostalgia at play or a newfound desire to learn other mediums, film is back in a big way. The recent surge in popularity …

Photography

The "large format" look: Sigma primes on a RED Monstro, in 8K by Art Adams

What’s the big deal about large format cinematography? Shallow focus on wide shots. It’s a big deal.<p>One of my local rental houses, Videofax, recently …

Filmmaking

6 ways to judge exposure - part 1

First, let’s remind ourselves of the journey light makes: photons are emitted from a source, they strike a surface which absorbs some and reflects …

Videography

Watch: Tips on Shooting in Tight Spaces to Get Creative Shots

Want to capture a unique angle or perspective? Then you'll have to get creative with camera placement.<p>In filmmaking, coverage is pretty …

Tutorials

Janusz Kaminski on ‘The Post’, Steven Spielberg, and Why the Art of Cinematography Is Disappearing

<b>Steven Spielberg</b> is a legendary filmmaker, and for over two decades now he’s been working with the same cinematographer on every film: <b>Janusz …

Jesse Plemons

3 Cinematography Musts From 'Game of Thrones' DP Anette Haellmigk

Collaboration and cooperation reign in Haellmigk's kingdom.<p><i>Game of Thrones</i> DP Anette Haellmigk has spent her life in film and video production. Her …

Filmmaking

IndieLink 2018: Cinematographers - Film Independent

How can you find a fantastic cinematographer for your next project? Come to IndieLink to meet and watch reels from a variety of talented …

Filmmaking

Suspiria: Terror in Technicolor - The American Society of Cinematographers

Part of Tovoli’s approach was to make extensive use of frames of brightly colored velour and tissue paper set in front of Arcs positioned very close …

Filmmaking

Why Todd Haynes and Ed Lachman Are the Most Important Collaboration in Cinema

In "Wonderstruck" the duo perfectly recreate the visual language of the gritty '70s and the formalism of a black and white masterpiece.<p>It is …

Award Shows

Cinematographer Sayombhu Mukdeeprom On The Decision To Shoot ‘Call Me By Your Name’ With Only One Lens

Working on the lush Italian-set love story <i>Call Me by Your Name</i> in his second collaboration with director Luca Guadagnino, cinematographer Sayombhu …

Cinematographer Dan Laustsen On The Grit & Beauty Of ‘The Shape Of Water’

On Guillermo del Toro’s <i>The Shape of Water</i>—following a budding romance between a janitor and a fish-man in a ‘60s Baltimore laboratory—cinematographer …

Cinematographers Guild (ASC) Nominates First Woman, Rachel Morrison

"Mudbound" cinematographer Morrison is the first woman nominated by the ASC and would be the first to gain an Oscar nomination.<p>The American Society …

Award Shows

Top DPs Deakins, Morrison, Kaminski and More Reveal Lessons Learned On Set

In a rare feat, award-winning DPs pivot the camera onto themselves.The highly informative and watchable roundtables hosted by The Hollywood Reporter …

Filmmaking

American Society of Cinematographers nominations: Rachel Morrison (‘Mudbound’) makes history as first woman nominated

The American Society of Cinematographers nominees announced Tuesday (Jan. 9) include four of our five leading Oscar contenders for Best …

Entertainment

Cinematographer Roundtable: 6 Pros on Happy Accidents and Being "Fed Up" With the Film-vs.-Digital Debate

The lensing experts behind 'Blade Runner 2049,' 'Dunkirk,' 'Mudbound,' 'The Post,' 'Roman J. Israel, Esq.,' 'The Shape of Water' and 'Suburbicon' …

Guillermo del Toro

That shot in 'The Searchers' that launched a thousand tributes

A solitary man stands framed in a doorway. Within that doorway is a darkness that somehow feels cozy. Outside is an endless horizon and the land the …

Dallas

How ‘Hostiles’ DP Masanobu Takayanagi Overcame Nature’s Unpredictability For Scott Cooper Western

Shooting Scott Cooper’s last two films—pitch-black backwoods thriller <i>Out of the Furnace</i> and gangster picture <i>Black Mass</i>—cinematographer Masanobu …

“ARRI is a Woman…”: Christopher Doyle on Finding a Film and the Gender of Cameras

Cinematographer Christopher Doyle’s interview with Kaleem Aftab was one of our most highly-read pieces of last year, and in this concise interview …

Filmmaking

Bruno Delbonnel Creates Visual Dissonance In Darkest Hour

Cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel’s high contrast lighting and fast paced camera movement propel the story of Darkest Hour, illustrating an in depth …

Darkest Hour

‘The Post’ Production Designer Rick Carter On Designing A Working Newsroom For Timely Drama

While production designer Rick Carter was in Rome prepping Steven Spielberg’s <i>The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara</i>, the production hit a roadblock, with …

Ben Bradlee

Color Fidelity In Panasonic TVs Is So Good, Hollywood Colorists Choose It

Sherri Potter, president of Global Production at Technicolor Production Services, is talking in a dark viewing room in the bowels of the company’s labyrinthine building in Hollywood. ‘Just this morning I was talking to Alfonso Cuaron [director of Gravity and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of …

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

A Cinematographer's Best Friend: How to Use a Light Meter

Light meters are one of the most helpful and powerful tools that DPs have at their disposal, but how exactly do you use them?<p>As a cinematographer, …

Filmmaking