3/18/2017

    Rogue One Set Visit with Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS – Part 2

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    This post continues my account of a two-day visit with Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS, on the set of Rogue One at Pinewood studios, and features part of my subsequent conversations with the cinematographer at Camerimage, and via Skype. If you haven’t already done so, you may want to start by reading my previous post about

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    3/2/2017

    Rogue One Set Visit with Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS – Part 1

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    This post is an expanded version of my article about Rogue One in the February issue of American Cinematographer, with additional illustrations and comments that we couldn’t fit in the print version. 1. Greig Fraser 2. Pinewood Set Visit – Day 1 3. Ultra Panavision 70 & Arri Alexa 65 4. “Action” 5. LED Lighting

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    2/12/2017

    Jackie – Interview with Director Pablo Larraín

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    Pablo Larraín is the director of Jackie, the powerful film shot by Stéphane Fontaine, AFC. This post is an expanded version of my interview with Larraín published in the January issue of American Cinematographer, with additional illustrations and comments that we couldn’t fit in the print version. You may also want to read my expanded

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    1/22/2017

    Jackie — Interview with Cinematographer Stéphane Fontaine, AFC

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    This post is an expanded version of my interview with the cinematographer Stéphane Fontaine, AFC, published in the January issue of American Cinematographer, about his work on Jackie, directed by Pablo Larrain, with additional illustrations and comments that we couldn’t fit in the print version. You may also be interested in my expanded interview with Pablo Larrain.

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    1/15/2017

    2016 In Review

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    Happy New Year! January is the occasion to look back at new and recurrent cinematic trends of the past year, while also recalling some of the wonderful films I’ve seen in 2016… Trends 1. Chivo’s New Naturalism 2. Cine Expressionism 3. Poetic Rhythms 4. Variations 5. African-American Filmmakers 6. LED Lighting 7. Large Format 8.

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    11/22/2016

    Raoul Coutard, Cinema Revolutionary

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    The great Raoul Coutard died recently, I offer my condolences to his family and friends. Coutard was a seminal figure in world cinema, and influenced an entire generation of cinematographers. I was fortunate to interview Raoul at length on several occasions. The text below is adapted from some of my writings about him. Raoul Coutard

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    11/12/2016

    Camerimage 2016 Program

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    Greetings from Bydgoszcz, Poland, where the Camerimage International Film Festival just started. Camerimage is the biggest and best cinematography festival in the world and attracts famous masters, emerging cinematographers, film students and other filmmakers from across the world. Camerimage is a heady mixture of screenings, seminars, workshops and parties. This post gives you a preview

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    10/6/2016

    A Revolutionary Screening From Ang Lee

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    During IBC I had the rare privilege of catching a glimpse of the future of cinema, thanks to Ang Lee and friends. The experience was at once lifelike and dazzling, visceral and natural, extraordinary and very ordinary… This post details the screening at IBC. I am also writing an in-depth article about Billy Lynn’s Long

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