MOST FAVORITE, FAVORITE FILM?

This Post Originally appeared in Cinematography World magazine’s Letter From America column, Issue 006 , November  2021             “What’s your all-time favorite movie?”             If you’re like me, that’s the last question you want to hear.  It puts you on the spot because expectations are high.  As a professional cinematographer, people often think I have … Continue reading “MOST FAVORITE, FAVORITE FILM?”

12.14.2021

STUDENT QUICK TIP #5

            As a cinematographer, command of the technology you’re using must be such that it allows you to toss it aside, to essentially forget about it.  Only then will you be able to embrace every possibility the medium offers.             Think about it…  If you have a great idea for a painting but don’t know … Continue reading “STUDENT QUICK TIP #5”

12.7.2021

LIGHTING DIAGRAM #70 – SWAT

            Night\Exterior in a grungy alley…the aftermath at a crime scene.  Steadicam 101 – a medium-shot-easy-pull-back with walking, talking actors.             This scene plays in a more expansive way than it appeared in reality; the effect of the police lights in the background combined with the sparse additional light imply something more going on just … Continue reading “LIGHTING DIAGRAM #70 – SWAT”

11.26.2021

CAMERIMAGE

            Camerimage – the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography – is taking place right now in Toruń, Poland.  As the world’s premier celebration of who we are and what we do, it’s also the first and most prestigious event of its kind.             The idea originated in 1992 with Festival Director – … Continue reading “CAMERIMAGE”

11.16.2021