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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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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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DP Rodrigo Prieto to Discuss Argo at Cinegear Panel

On Saturday, June 2, 2012, Oscar-nominated cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto, ASC, AMC will appear in person in a one-on-one conversation with writer David Heuring. The Kodak-sponsored event is part of Cinegear Expo on the Paramount lot in Hollywood, and participation is … Continue reading

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