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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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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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Seamus McGarvey Brings a Theatrical Look to Anna Karenina

Seamus McGarvey, BSC is currently in London timing the images for Anna Karenina, a feature film adaptation of the 19th Century Leo Tolstoy novel. The film was directed by Joe Wright, with whom McGarvey worked on Atonement. That film brought … Continue reading

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Shooting 35 mm Film on an Indie Budget

Cinematographer Blake McClure is in the midst of achieving a goal that many cinematographers dream of – he’s making the transition from successful music video and short form shooter to narrative feature director of photography. Three different feature projects he … Continue reading

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Sobocinski, Jr. Takes Cinematography Prize at Brooklyn Fest

Cinematographer Piotr Sobociński, Jr. took the cinematography prize at the 2012 Brooklyn Film Festival for his work on Róża (Rose), a Polish feature film that recreates actual historical events during World War II. The movie was also an official selection … Continue reading

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Ben Nott Takes 2012 ACS Feature Award

On May 5, 2012, the Australian Cinematographers Society presented its Golden Tripod Award in the feature film category to Ben Nott, ACS, recognizing his work on Tomorrow When the War Began. Nott was also honored with the Milli Award trophy … Continue reading

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Van Sant Film Uses Unique 4-perf/1.3 Squeeze Format

Cinematographer Linus Sandgren is currently photographing a feature film using a format that is extremely rare, and possibly unique for a feature film. The film, titled Promised Land, is being shot on 35 mm using the full 4-perf frame, using … Continue reading

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