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Oliver Bokelberg, ASC Prepares for Season 3 of ABC’s Scandal

Scandal is an ABC dramatic series set in the highest levels of U.S. government. The characters are smart, savvy, and complicated – none of them are completely villainous or angelic – and they all have secrets. At the show’s center … Continue reading

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Alan Heim, ACE Honored at Camerimage Fest

Oscar-winning editor and ACE vice president Alan Heim was feted this past December at the Plus Camerimage International Festival of the Art of Cinematography. The festival, which was celebrating its twentieth anniversary, presented Heim with Its “Award to an Editor … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes with Florian Ballhaus on Hope Springs

Hope Springs offers moviegoers the chance to watch two great actors shine. Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones are paired as characters trying to save a marriage in which the thrill is gone. Steve Carell also stars as the therapist … Continue reading

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2 Days in New York is “Delightfully Eccentric”

According to Steve Rose of The Guardian, 2 Days in New York is a “delightfully eccentric comedy . . . big on laughs, low on pretense, exaggerated but emotionally sincere.” The film is a sequel to 2 Days in Paris, … Continue reading

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The Forest is Red Sees NYC from Unique Perspective

The Forest is Red is a feature film about a socially dysfunctional man living in New York City. He wanders the city in a hypnotic daze, hearing voices that sometimes demand his subordination. Surrounded by people, he nevertheless struggles to … Continue reading

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Matty Libatique, ASC Shoots Ruby Sparks

With credits like Requiem for Dream, Pi, The Fountain, and Iron Man, cinematographer Matty Libatique, ASC comes with a major “cool” factor – and that was before his Oscar nomination for Black Swan. Since then he’s added to his eclectic … Continue reading

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BSC Reveals Cinematogapher Award Nominees

The British Society of Cinematographers recently announced nominations for their BSC Best Cinematographer Awards 2011. The winners will be announced and presented with the award at the BSC Summer Luncheon, which will take place in the ballroom at Pinewood Studios … Continue reading

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Emmy Nominations in the Cinematography Categories

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced this year’s Emmy nominations. The nominees in the narrative fiction cinematography categories are listed below, with links to articles about the shows and their cinematography when applicable. Congrats to all the … Continue reading

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Oscar-winning DP Wally Pfister, ASC Turns to Directing

Wally Pfister, filmmaking ally of Christopher Nolan, is deep into preproduction on his directorial debut, an as-yet-untitled major feature film. Nolan and his wife and producing partner Emma Thomas will serve as executive producers on the project. An early fall … Continue reading

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Schaefer Uses Rare Format, Looks to 70s Films on Paperboy

Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC recently used an unusual film format, chosen to give the images more grit. The film was The Paperboy, and the format was a 2.40 frame center-cut and extracted from a Super 16 film negative. The Paperboy … Continue reading

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