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  • Shooting “Wonderstruck” – DP Ed Lachman In His Own Words

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas The pairing of DP Ed Lachman and director Todd Haynes has resulted in a string of award-worthy cinematic images.  In fact, Lachman has two Oscar nominations, 2003’s “Far from Heaven” and 2016’s “Carol”, not to mention numerous CameraImage Golden Frogs and countless other accolades for his innovate and thought-provoking work.  This fall,…

     

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  • Making Syria’s “Little Gandhi”: Writer/Director/Producer Sam Kadi Discusses His Production Process

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas Ghiyath Matar sensed his life may be cut short.  The 24 year old tailor had been following in the footsteps of his idols: Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., peacefully opposing the war that raged in Syria.  In an effort to establish peace, Matar would pass out flowers to soldiers in…

     

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  • ICG Presents Three Special Awards, Screens 2017 ECA Films

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas September 22 – 24, 2017 could be called three days of cinematic glory.  Beginning with the annual Emerging Cinematographers Luncheon and concluding with a showcase screening the work of the 2017 Emerging Cinematographers honorees, the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG) recognized and feted the outstanding achievements of companies, individuals and artist who’ve made…

     

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  • “Expedition Mungo”; DP Rob Taylor On Shooting Master Adventure Cinematographer Mungo

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas Thrill-seeker.  Daredevil.  Extreme outdoors man.  High-octane descriptions define adventure cameramen; that rare breed of shooter who travels into the wilderness to capture our planet’s most compelling and breath-taking shots.  Paul Mungeam, more commonly known as Mungo, spent over twenty years as the “go to” camera man for adventure television.  After ten years…

     

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  • Cannes 2017: DP Christopher Doyle Receives The Pierre Angenieux ExcelLens In Cinematography Award

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas Before the 70th Cannes Film Festival announced the winners of this year’s festival, a special tribute was made to groundbreaking cinematographer Christopher Doyle.  As luminaries and celebrities alike gathered at the Bunuel Theatre in the Palais des Festivals on Friday, May 26, 2017, Doyle was feted with the festival’s presentation of the…

     

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  • A Study From “Lion” – Building A Scene From The Ground Up

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas Imagine the scenario. You’re five-years-old, accompanying your brother to a train station. After a short nap, you find yourself alone on a deserted platform.  Bewildered and groggy, you wander on an empty train, curl up on a bench and sleep, only to wake as you’re being hurdled over 900 miles away from…

     

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  • Cinematographer James Laxton Discusses His Oscar Nominated Work In “Moonlight”

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas Director Barry Jenkins called upon several of his former Florida State Film School classmates to help him bring his vision of “Moonlight” to life. Based on a story by Tarell Alvin McCraney, “Moonlight” follows Chiron, a young, gay black man, through three phases of his life.  The classmates who joined him not…

     

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  • Special Honorees Create Touching Moments At 2017 ASC Awards

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    It’s a daunting experience when one first arrives to the  American Society of Cinematographers annual award celebration.  The crowd of DPs, crew members, producers and other members of the production community swarm the exterior of the Grand Ballroom at the Hollywood and Highland complex, making it nearly impossible to find a single person in the…

     

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  • 2017 ASC Theatical Nominees Announced

    By Marjorie Galas

     

      The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) announced nominees in the Theatrical Release and Spotlight categories for the 31st Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography. Winners will be named on February 4 at the Society’s awards gala held at Hollywood & Highland’s Ray Dolby Ballroom. Theatrical Release nominees this year include: Greig Fraser,…

     

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  • Edward Lachman, Ron Garcia, Philippe Rousselot and Nancy Schreiber To Be Honored By ASC

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      The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has released the names of four cinematographers who will receive special awards during the 31st annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement being presented February 4th, 2017 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. Edward Lachman, ASC, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. Ron Garcia, ASC, will be bestowed with…

     

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  • Cinematographer Giles Nuttgens Turns Landscape Into A Character In “Hell Or High Water”

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    Reviewing the script for “Hell or High Water” was an unnecessary task for cinematographer Giles Nuttgens.  After all, he had a fifteen year relationship with the films’ director, David MacKenzie.  During that time they collaborated on five films together, including the director’s BAFTA winning second feature, “Young Adam.”  He committed on the sheer faith of…

     

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  • Unique Visual Style In “Gotham” Earns DP Crescenzo Notarile His First Emmy Nom

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    By: Marjorie Galas A native New Yorker, director of photography Crescenzo Notarile looks forward to those jobs that will bring him back to the city he loves.   He broke into production in NYC working as a camera operator on films including “Once Upon a Time in America.”  To sustain himself professionally and creatively, he’s spent…

     

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  • DP Jordan Rennert Discusses Documentary Style In “Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously”

    By Marjorie Galas

     

    During production on the documentary feature “Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously”, director of photography Jordan Rennert considered himself a “camera ninja.” During a series of shoots that followed award-winning writer Gaiman naturally interacting with his environment, Rennert discovered unobtrusive camera angles that lent to capturing the writer’s inner thoughts and reactionary quips. Rennert cut his teeth…

     

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