5/18/2017

    A Cinematography Preview of Cannes 2017

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    The 2017 Cannes International Film Festival has just begun. Although there are a lot of news stories about the films, directors and actors at Cannes, not enough is said about the cinematographers. This post lists some of the films that will be screened in the next 11 days, and identifies some of cinematographers involved. There

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    5/15/2017

    Video Interview with Bradford Young, ASC – Part 2

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    This is part 2 of a video interview I did with Bradford Young, ASC during Camerimage. Bradford speaks candidly about his experience as an African-American cinematographer, freely “unpacking” the practice of his culture, including the shooting Selma by Ava DuVernay. You may want to look at part 1 if you haven’t already seen it. +++

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    4/10/2017

    Video Interview with Bradford Young, ASC – Part 1

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    This post presents part 1 of a video interview I did with Bradford Young, ASC, during Camerimage. Our discussion was a follow-up to a lively press conference where Bradford spoke at length about his experience as an African-American filmmaker and the political implications of cinema and cinematography. +++ 1. Bradford Young Bradford Young is a

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    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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