Gordon Willis Tribute – KLUTE

    Gordon Willis Tribute - Camerimage

    This post features excerpts from a tribute to the late, great Gordon Willis, ASC, that I organized with Stephen Pizzello at Camerimage last November, with comments by ASC members Caleb Deschanel, Ed Lachman, Matthew Libatique and Vilmos Zsigmond. This first post focuses on the pioneering cinematography of Klute. The tribute took place during the 2014

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    3/6/2015

    Almost Famous – 6 Extra Cinematography Nominees

    Winter Sleep -day interior 2-shot-

    This post presents 6 cinematographers that were not nominated for the 3 major awards this past season. Winter Sleep by Nuri Bilge Ceylan with cinematography by Gökhan Tiryaki +++ and the nominees were… Many of us are presently suffering from post-awards-season fatigue. The months of December to January are filled with a flurry of Hollywood

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    Mommy – Interview with André Turpin

    Andre Turpin 2014 photo by Benjamin B -thefilmbook-

    This post is an expanded version of my interview with André Turpin about his striking cinematography for Mommy in the February issue of American Cinematographer. I met with André at Camerimage. This text may make more sense if you have read my interview with the film’s director, Xavier Dolan, in the previous post. +++ Cinematographer

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    Mommy – Interview with Xavier Dolan

    Andre Turpin and Xavier Dolan on set of Mommy -thefilmbook

    My interview with André Turpin about his striking cinematography for Mommy is in the February issue of American Cinematographer. This post presents an interview with the film’s brilliant young director, Xavier Dolan. I will return to the previous theme of LUTs in a future post. +++ Cinematographer André Turpin with director Xavier Dolan on the

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    LUTs 1: Searching for Turner’s Palette

    Turner s Chelsea Palette

    Greetings from Sweden, where I am attending the Gokinema event at Gothenburg Film Studios. This post supplements my article in the January issue of American Cinematographer about the beautiful film Mr. Turner. The movie’s dazzling images have earned cinematographer Dick Pope, BSC, nominations from the ASC, BAFTA and the Academy. Obviously the sophisticated look of

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    LUTs 1: Searching for Turner's Palette

    Greetings from Sweden, where I am attending the Gokinema event at Gothenburg Film Studios. This post supplements my article in the January issue of American Cinematographer about the beautiful film Mr. Turner. The movie’s dazzling images have earned cinematographer Dick Pope, BSC, nominations from the ASC, BAFTA and the Academy. Obviously the sophisticated look of

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    1/10/2015

    Douglas Trumbull – Future Filmmaking

    Douglas Trumbull Interview 3-1 -Benjamin B -thefilmbook

    I have temporarily changed my logo to express my solidarity with my fellow citizens during this important moment in French history. This post concludes the account of my discussion with the legendary Douglas Trumbull during IBC. In the first post, Douglas presented his belief in the importance of temporal continuity between the camera and the

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    12/29/2014

    Douglas Trumbull – Future Movie Theaters

    Douglas Trumbull interview by Benjamin B -thefilmbook1

    This post continues an account of my discussion with the legendary Douglas Trumbull in Amsterdam during IBC. In the first post, Douglas presented his belief in the importance of temporal continuity between the camera and the projector. In this post he shares his vision of the future of theatrical movies. Let me take this opportunity

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