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Stephen Lighthill Re-Elected President of American Society of Cinematographers for Third Time

May 23, 2022 | By
Stephen Lighthill Re-Elected President of American Society of Cinematographers for Third Time

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Board of Governors has elected the organization’s 2022-2023 officers and Stephen Lighthill has been re-elected president for a third consecutive one-year term. Lighthill will serve alongside Vice Presidents Amy Vincent, John Simmons, and Shelly Johnson; Treasurer Steven Poster; Secretary Gregg Heschong; and Sergeant-at-Arms Chris Chomyn. The members of the ASC... »

Rebecca Rhine Stepping Down as ICG’s National Executive Director in September

May 9, 2022 | By
Rebecca Rhine Stepping Down as ICG’s National Executive Director in September

Rebecca Rhine is stepping down from her post as the national executive director of the International Cinematographers Guild when her contract expires at the end of September. Rhine has held the position since December 2015, when she became IATSE Local 600’s first female executive director. ICG president John Lindley confirmed Rhine’s exit in a letter that... »

Moon Knight DP Gregory Middleton on Visualizing the Show’s Duality Theme & How Game of Thrones Helped Prepare Him for Marvel

May 6, 2022 | By
<i>Moon Knight</i> DP Gregory Middleton on Visualizing the Show’s Duality Theme & How <i>Game of Thrones</i> Helped Prepare Him for Marvel

Cinematographers usually land their next job from producers or directors they worked with on a previous show. But that wasn’t the case for Gregory Middleton, the veteran Canadian director of photography whose many credits date back to 1992 and include Game of Thrones, Watchmen, Fringe, The Killing, and now, Moon Knight. The six-episode limited series just... »

Slow Horses DP Danny Cohen on Using the Camera to Create Suspense and That Opening Airport Sequence

May 2, 2022 | By
<i>Slow Horses</i> DP Danny Cohen on Using the Camera to Create Suspense and That Opening Airport Sequence

For British spies, Slough House is the end of the line. A home for misfits and losers, its grimy offices are a world away from MI5’s high-tech headquarters. Slough House is ruled by the dissolute Jackson Lamb (Gary Oldman), a sort of Smiley gone to seed. Based on a series of novels by Mick... »

Pachinko DP Florian Hoffmeister on Working With Kogonada and the Subtlety Behind Shooting Dialogue-Driven Scenes

May 2, 2022 | By
<i>Pachinko</i> DP Florian Hoffmeister on Working With Kogonada and the Subtlety Behind Shooting Dialogue-Driven Scenes

Based on Min Jin Lee‘s epic bestselling novel, the new Apple TV+ series Pachinko follows an immigrant Korean family through several generations of hardship and tragedy. In an unusual strategy, the eight episodes of Season 1 were split between two indie directors — Kogonada (1, 2, 3, 7) and Justin Chon (4, 5, 6, 8).... »

Everything Everywhere All at Once DP Larkin Seiple on the Intricate Dance of Working With Daniels

April 22, 2022 | By
<i>Everything Everywhere All at Once</i> DP Larkin Seiple on the Intricate Dance of Working With Daniels

Everything Everywhere All at Once, the second feature film from Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, who are collectively known as Daniels, has been making waves since it first premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in March. The absurdist action-comedy stars Michelle Yeoh as Evelyn Wang, a laundromat owner whose life is slowly unraveling, as... »

Peng Wang, Budding Cinematographer and Chapman University Student, Dies at 29 in Sand Dune Accident

April 19, 2022 | By
Peng Wang, Budding Cinematographer and Chapman University Student, Dies at 29 in Sand Dune Accident

Peng Wang, a budding cinematographer who was studying his craft at Chapman University, died on Friday, April 15, following a sand dune accident in southern California that involved an off-road vehicle. He was 29 years old. Wang was with a group of three USC film students who were taking pictures on a large sand dune... »

ARRI Introduces Second Generation of Its Trinity and Artemis Camera Stabilizers

April 4, 2022 | By
ARRI Introduces Second Generation of Its Trinity and Artemis Camera Stabilizers

ARRI has introduced the second generation of its Trinity and Artemis camera stabilizers. The new modular system has been redesigned down to the smallest detail, incorporating enhancements to camera movement, connectivity, power management, user interface, balance options, and product longevity. A quick and easy upgrade transforms the purely mechanical Artemis 2 into the hybrid... »

Joe vs. Carole Cinematographer Jules O’Loughlin on How He Brought Visual Flair to Peacock’s True Crime Series

March 31, 2022 | By
<i>Joe vs. Carole</i> Cinematographer Jules O’Loughlin on How He Brought Visual Flair to Peacock’s True Crime Series

Back in March 2020, when our stay-at-home enforcement left us looking for something to divert our attention and anxieties, the personal feud between Joe Schreibvogel (aka Joe Exotic) and Carole Baskin made a welcome entrance into the zeitgeist. Their dirty dealings for big cat sanctuary were put on public display when reporter/host Robert Moor aired 15... »

The Power of the Dog DP Ari Wegner on Oscars Controversy, Her Historic Nomination, and Working With Jane Campion

March 22, 2022 | By
<i>The Power of the Dog</i> DP Ari Wegner on Oscars Controversy, Her Historic Nomination, and Working With Jane Campion

The Power of the Dog DP Ari Wegner is only the second woman in history to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Cinematography following Rachel Morrison, who shot Netflix’s 2017 drama Mudbound. Five years later, the streamer boasts another female contender who could make history at the Oscars, especially seeing as how Wegner recently took... »