American Cinematographer interviews cinematographers, directors and other filmmakers to take you behind the scenes on major studio movies, independent films and popular television series.Subscribe on iTunes
Buried / Eduard Grau
American Cinematographer's Iain Marcks sits with Eduard Grau, cinematographer of Buried, discussing the creative and technical challenges of setting the entire film within the constraints of a coffin, as well as the decision to shoot film over video.
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Rabbit Hole / John Cameron Mitchell / Frank DeMarco
Rabbit Hole director John Cameron Mitchell and cinematographer Frank DeMarco discuss using the Red One camera, shooting with older lenses and shooting unobtrusively for great performances from their cast.
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Howl / Edward Lachman, ASC
Edward Lachman, ASC, talks about the concepts behind visualizing the work of artists Bob Dylan and Allen Ginsberg, especially on the indie Howl.
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Lost / John Bartley, ASC
John Bartley, ASC, CSC discusses his work on the J.J. Abrams series Lost — including the peculiarities of shooting on location in Hawaii and working a show with multiple cinematographers.
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How To Make It In America / Steven Fierberg, ASC
Steven Fierberg, ASC discusses setting the look the HBO series on location in New York, his career in New York's lower East side and choosing digital or photochemical.
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Crazy Heart / Barry Markowitz, ASC
Cinematographer Barry Markowitz, ASC talks with American Cinematographer's Iain Marcks about his work on Scott Cooper's film Crazy Heart, discussing working with actor/directors, shooting this modestly budgeted indie film on location and working with actor Jeff Bridges.
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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans / Peter Zeitlinger / Werner Herzog
Cinematographer Peter Zeitlinger and filmmaker Werner Herzog talk with American Cinematographer's Iain Marcks about Herzog's unique shooting style, and how his freestyle approach fosters great performances and requires much flexibility from the crew.
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Poltergeist (1982) / Matthew Leonetti, ASC and Richard Edlund, ASC
Cinematographer Matthew Leonetti, ASC and visual effects supervisor Richard Edlund, ASC sit down with American Cinematographer's Iain Marcks to discuss some of the classic techniques on display in the 1982 film Poltergeist.
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Hellboy II: The Golden Army / Guillermo Navarro, ASC, AMC
Guillermo Navarro, ASC, AMC — cinematographer of Hellboy II: The Golden Army — discusses shooting tooth fairies and elementals, creating otherworldly environments and working alongside director Guillermo del Toro with American Cinematographer contributor Iain Marcks.
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