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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    12/14/2014

    Douglas Trumbull – Temporal Continuity

    Douglas Trumbull -thefilmbook- photo by Benjamin B

    I had the great privilege of spending a couple of hours speaking with the legendary Douglas Trumbull in Amsterdam during IBC. This is the first of several posts about our discussion. Cinema technology pioneer Douglas Trumbull -photo Benjamin B +++

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    11/28/2014

    Camerimage 2014 Wrap

    3 Frogs at Camerimage 2014

    Camerimage, the best and biggest cinematography festival in the world, wrapped 6 days ago. It’s impossible to see everything at Camerimage. This post gives an account of the Main Competition winners, and details some of the events that I took part in. You should also check out the upcoming ASC podcast by Iain Marcks and

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    11/14/2014

    Camerimage 2014 Preview

    Camerimage 2014 Preview -thefilmbook

    Greetings from Bydgoszcz, Poland, home of Camerimage, the best and biggest cinematography festival in the world, which begins tomorrow. Camerimage is a wonderful combination of screenings, seminars, workshops, and parties. This post gives you a preview of some the coming attractions in the next 9 days, and may also help to orient people who don’t

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