American Cinematographer Podcasts

American Cinematographer Podcasts

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American Cinematographer magazine interviews cinematographers, directors and other key collaborators involved in creative process of bringing film and television projects to the screen.


Avenue 5 / Eben Bolter, BSC, Episode #106
May 7 • 37 min
Exploring new a genre with Armando Iannucci’s satirical ensemble sci-fi comedy set in space.
Cinematography for Disney/Pixar Animation — Sharon Calahan, ASC, Episode #105
Mar 11 • 33 min
The cinematographer discusses her approach to lighting and the evolution of computer-generated cinematography.
The Dead Don’t Die / Frederick Elmes, ASC, Episode #104
Feb 6 • 44 min
The cinematographer discusses his unique collaboration with director Jim Jarmusch on this comedic horror satire.
Joker / Lawrence Sher, ASC, Episode #103
Dec 17, 2019 • 59 min
The cinematographer discusses his sixth collaboration with director Todd Phillips, which he calls “the most uncompromised thing we’ve done to date.”
Jojo Rabbit / Mihai Mălaimare Jr., Episode #102
Nov 28, 2019 • 39 min
The cinematographer discusses his collaboration with director Taika Waititi and how he photographed this satirical black comedy set in Nazi Germany.
Chernobyl / Jakob Ihre, FSF, Episode #101
Oct 24, 2019 • 47 min
Director of photography Jakob Ihre, FSF discusses his award-winning work on the acclaimed HBO and Sky miniseries, and how projects throughout his career influenced the decision-making process for portraying this historical drama.
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote – Part II: Directing, Episode #100
Oct 17, 2019 • 32 min
Director Terry Gilliam discusses his work on this long-in-the-making passion project and longstanding collaboration with cinematographer Nicola Pecorini.
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote – Part I: Cinematography, Episode #99
Oct 17, 2019 • 48 min
Cinematographer Nicola Pecorini discusses his camerawork in the picture and longstanding collaboration with director Terry Gilliam.
Hellboy (2019) / Lorenzo Senatore, ASC, AIC , Episode #98
Oct 4, 2019 • 31 min
Lorenzo Senatore, ASC, AIC discuss his work in the comic book adaptation directed by Neil Marshall.
Stranger Things / Tim Ives, ASC, Episode #97
Jul 22, 2019 • 40 min
The cinematographer discusses his work in the Netflix science-fiction horror series, for which he has earned two Emmy Award nominations for his camerawork.
Mary Magdalene / Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS, Episode #96
May 17, 2019 • 39 min
Photographed by Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS, Mary Magdalene is a Biblical epic yet produced on a modest budget and lensed spare and simply by Fraser on locations across Italy.
Future Man / Eduardo Mayén, Episode #95
Apr 11, 2019 • 40 min
The cinematographer discusses his camerawork in Hulu’s 1980s-homage sci-fi comedy series about a yutzy janitor who — upon beating a video game — is recruited by real-life versions of its characters to do battle against intergalactic foes.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse/Danny Dimian and Michael Lasker, Episode #94
Feb 27, 2019 • 53 min
How Sony Pictures Animation’s Oscar and Golden Globe–winning feature re-imagined virtual cinematography and the superhero movie.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel / M. David Mullen, ASC, Episode #93
Jan 31, 2019 • 75 min
The cinematographer discusses his work in the comedic romantic-drama Amazon series, for which he has earned ASC Award and Emmy nominations for his expert photography.
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer / Charlie Lieberman, ASC, Episode #92
Jan 25, 2019 • 34 min
The cinematographer discusses his work in the disturbing 1990 suspense-horror classic, which was his first feature assignment as a young filmmaker working in Chicago.
First Reformed / Alexander Dynan, Episode #91
Dec 7, 2018 • 33 min
The cinematographer discusses his work in writer-director Paul Schrader’s latest feature, in which the disillusioned spiritual leader of a small upstate New York parish is given focus when a young, pregnant parishioner seeks his guidance.
The Hot Spot / Ueli Steiger, ASC, Episode #90
Nov 16, 2018 • 44 min
After almost 30 years, cinematographer Ueli Steiger, ASC reflects on his camerawork in this provocative 1990 neo-noir crime drama directed by Dennis Hopper.
Sorry to Bother You / Doug Emmett, Episode #89
Oct 22, 2018 • 31 min
Cinematographer Doug Emmett discusses this surreal dystopian satire, in which a struggling African-American who finds success as a telemarketer when he’s tipped off by a savvy coworker to use his “white voice.”
Cloak and Dagger / Tami Reiker, ASC, Episode #88
Aug 2, 2018 • 30 min
The cinematographer details her visual approach to shooting the pilot for this Marvel superhero series, reteaming with director Gina Prince-Bythewood.
Saving Private Ryan — 20th Anniversary / Janusz Kamiński , Episode #87
Jul 3, 2018 • 54 min
The Oscar-winning cinematographer discusses the film’s profound impact on the creative and emotional trajectory of his career.
Tully / Eric Steelberg, ASC, Episode #86
May 11, 2018 • 43 min
The cinematographer discusses his work in this comedic drama, written by Diablo Cody and directed by Jason Reitman.
The Deuce / Vanja Černjul, ASC, HFS, Episode #85
Dec 19, 2017 • 23 min
The cinematographer discusses his work in the HBO period drama, which chronicles seedy and sordid happenings in and around Times Square of the 1970s.
Justice League / Fabian Wagner, ASC, BSC, Episode #84
Dec 11, 2017 • 38 min
Fabian Wagner, ASC, BSC discusses his adventure shooting the latest superhero extravaganza, director Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
Titanic - 20th Anniversary / Russell Carpenter, ASC, Episode #83
Nov 21, 2017 • 45 min
Cinematographer Russell Carpenter, ASC generously traveled back in time 20 years to discuss making the film during his recent conversation with AC.
Battle of the Sexes / Linus Sandgren, FSF, Episode #82
Oct 10, 2017 • 33 min
Cinematographer Linus Sandgren, FSF details shooting the true-life comedic drama for directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris.
The Defenders / Matthew J. Lloyd, CSC, Episode #81
Aug 25, 2017 • 32 min
Cinematographer Matthew J. Lloyd, CSC discusses his work in the Marvel/Netflix miniseries, in which a quartet of superheroes combat criminals in New York City.
Patriot / James Whitaker, Episode #80
Jun 28, 2017 • 32 min
Director of photography James Whitaker discusses his work in the darkly comedic series Patriot, in which a dysfunctional former U.S. spy is compelled to rejoin the globetrotting world of covert ops.
Sense8 / John Toll, ASC, Episode #79
May 23, 2017 • 45 min
Oscar-winning cinematographer John Toll, ASC discusses his work in the ambitious sci-fi thriller series Sense8, in which a diverse group of eight individuals located around the world find that they are connected via a mysterious form of telepathy.
Get Out / Toby Oliver, ACS, Episode #78
May 5, 2017 • 33 min
Cinematographer Toby Oliver, ACS discusses his work in the horror hit written and directed by Jordan Peele, which has received near-unanimous critical acclaim.
Snowden / Anthony Dod Mantle, ASC, BSC, DFF, Episode #77
Mar 7, 2017 • 46 min
Cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle, ASC, BSC, DFF discusses his work in the political thriller Snowden (2016), which details the real-life story of whistleblower Edward Snowden.
From Camerimage 2016, Episode #76
Jan 25, 2017 • 72 min
Recorded at the 2016 Camerimage Film Festival in Bydgoszcz, Poland, American Cinematographer magazine contributor Iain Marcks leads ASC members Vittorio Storaro, Robert Yeoman, Roberto Schaefer and Edward Lachman in a wide-ranging panel discussion on…
Gotham / Crescenzo Notarile, ASC, AIC, Episode #75
Nov 30, 2016 • 47 min
Cinematographer Crescenzo Notarile, ASC discusses his work in the stylish series Gotham, which chronicles the intrigue and drama surrounding a young Bruce Wayne long before he became Batman.
The Love Witch / M. David Mullen, ASC, Episode #74
Nov 1, 2016 • 37 min
Cinematographer M. David Mullen, ASC speaks with journalist Steve Macfarlane to discuss his work in The Love Witch, a stylish feminist homage to 1950s horror films.
No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos / James Chressanthis, ASC, GSC, Episode #73
Sep 16, 2016 • 54 min
James Chressanthis, ASC, GSC discusses his documentary, No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos, the influence of László Kovács and Vilmos Zsigmond on the field of cinematography, and their influence on his own development as a director of photography.
The Man in the High Castle / James Hawkinson, Episode #72
Aug 4, 2016 • 21 min
Director of photography James Hawkinson connects with filmmaker and American Cinematographer contributor Iain Marcks to discuss his work in the imaginative Amazon Studios series The Man in the High Castle.
Louder Than Bombs / Jakob Ihre, Episode #71
May 27, 2016 • 39 min
Director of photography Jakob Ihre sits down with filmmaker Jim Hemphill to discuss his work on the acclaimed independent film Louder Than Bombs.
Die Hard (1988) / Jan de Bont, ASC, Episode #70
Sep 15, 2015 • 49 min
The cinematographer talks about his dynamic visual approach to this action classic. Citing an affinity for a proactive camera and experimental lighting, he details how he and his collaborators achieved “the right style for the right moment.”
Unforgiven (1992) / Jack N. Green, ASC, Episode #69
Jun 16, 2015 • 41 min
Jack N. Green, ASC, connects with AC via Skype to discuss his work on Clint Eastwood’s acclaimed Western Unforgiven. Touching on his three-decade collaboration with Eastwood, Green discusses several aspects of the project, including the decision to shoot…
Mad Men / Christopher Manley, ASC, Episode #68
Apr 13, 2015 • 41 min
Cinematographer Christopher Manley, ASC, discusses his work on the acclaimed drama Mad Men, including what he learned from taking some turns in the director’s chair, the production’s transition to digital capture, and his unique collaboration with Phil…
’71 / Tat Radcliffe, Episode #67
Mar 4, 2015 • 25 min
Cinematographer Tat Radcliffe connects with AC via Skype to discuss the gritty period thriller ’71, which he calls “a political piece, a documentary piece and a psychodrama.”
Black or White / Russ Alsobrook, ASC, Episode #66
Feb 9, 2015 • 28 min
Russ Alsobrook, ASC, discusses his approach to the drama Black or White, in which a grieving widower struggles to retain custody of his young granddaughter in the wake of his wife’s death. Alsobrook explains why the filmmakers made last-minute decisions…
Ordinary People (1980) / John Bailey, ASC, Episode #65
Jan 13, 2015 • 40 min
Cinematographer John Bailey, ASC discusses his work on the acclaimed drama Ordinary People, which marked Robert Redford’s directorial debut and was one of Bailey’s earliest feature credits.
From Camerimage 2014, Episode #64
Dec 9, 2014 • 50 min
AC correspondent Iain Marcks surveys the scene at the 22nd annual Camerimage International Film Festival in Bydgoszcz, Poland. One of the largest gatherings of cinematographers in the world, Camerimage features several categories of competition, honors…
Angel Heart (1987) / Michael Seresin, BSC, Episode #63
Nov 17, 2014 • 35 min
Michael Seresin, BSC, connects with AC via Skype to revisit his work on Alan Parker’s Angel Heart, a dark, atmospheric thriller that has gained iconic status in cinematography circles since its theatrical release in 1987. Sharing several anecdotes about…
The Crow (1994) / Dariusz Wolski, ASC, Episode #62
Oct 21, 2014 • 38 min
To mark the 20th anniversary of the release of The Crow, Dariusz Wolski, ASC, revisits his work on the film, which helped launch his and director Alex Proyas’ careers in Hollywood. Wolski explains how he and his collaborators worked with a “shoestring”…
Hell on Wheels / Marvin V. Rush, ASC, Episode #61
Sep 23, 2014 • 40 min
Director of photography Marvin V. Rush, ASC, describes his work on Hell on Wheels, a drama set in the aftermath of the Civil War that is currently in its fourth season on AMC. Among the topics he discusses are the importance of embracing the natural world…
Twin Peaks Pilot (1990) / Ron Garcia, ASC, Episode #60
Aug 4, 2014 • 73 min
Cinematographer Ron Garcia, ASC recalls shooting the Twin Peaks pilot for director David Lynch. He discusses why he was an unlikely choice for the project, how he coaxed the desired warm tones out of his Fuji negative, and the importance of working with a…
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes / Michael Seresin, BSC, Episode #59
Jul 14, 2014 • 36 min
Director of photography Michael Seresin, BSC, discusses the new film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, detailing how he and director Matt Reeves strove to bring “a film aesthetic” to the native 3-D digital production. Among the topics Seresin covers are the…
The Girl and Death / Goert Giltay, NSC, and Jos Stelling, Episode #58
Jun 10, 2014 • 33 min
Cinematographer Goert Giltay, NSC, and director Jos Stelling join AC’s Iain Marcks on a Skype call from the Netherlands to discuss their approach to the drama The Girl and Death. The longtime collaborators cover the choice of shooting digitally with an…
Captain America: The Winter Soldier / Trent Opaloch, Episode #57
May 9, 2014 • 53 min
Cinematographer Trent Opaloch discusses his work on Captain America: The Winter Soldier, describing in detail the nuts and bolts of lighting, managing and scheduling this mammoth production, as well as how his work on District 9 and Elysium influenced…
RoboCop (1987) / Jost Vacano, ASC, Episode #56
Apr 11, 2014 • 34 min
Cinematographer Jost Vacano, ASC discusses his expert camerawork on the brutal sci-fi satire RoboCop, directed by Paul Verhoeven.
The Grandmaster / Philippe Le Sourd, AFC, Episode #55
Mar 6, 2014 • 24 min
American Cinematographer’s Iain Marcks talks with cinematographer Philippe Le Sourd, ASC, AFC about filming Wong Kar-wai’s martial-arts drama The Grandmaster. Among the topics are how the project evolved over its three years of production in China, as…
Saving Mr. Banks / John Schwartzman, ASC, Episode #54
Jan 10, 2014 • 33 min
John Schwartzman, ASC discusses his work on the modestly budgeted character-driven movie, Saving Mr. Banks, discussing the choice to shoot on film and how they recreated 1960s Los Angeles using no digital mattes or effects.
Man of Tai Chi / Elliot Davis, Episode #53
Dec 20, 2013 • 35 min
Elliot Davis describes his work on Man of Tai Chi — shooting in China, working with director Keanu Reeves, and his approach to shooting a commercial martial arts film, as well as his views on film vs. digital.
Nebraska / Phedon Papamichael, ASC, Episode #52
Dec 5, 2013 • 38 min
Nebraska cinematographer Phedon Papamichael, ASC discusses working with Alexander Payne, the benefits of shooting black-and-white in the digital age and shooting a road movie in real locations with many local actors.
Riddick / David Eggby, ACS, Episode #51
Oct 18, 2013 • 24 min
Riddick cinematographer David Eggby, ACS on returning to the Pitch Black franchise and reuniting with director David Twohy to create a gritty, side-lit and contrasty atmosphere on a film with budget issues.
The Conjuring / John R. Leonetti, ASC, Episode #50
Sep 19, 2013 • 36 min
American Cinematographer’s Jim Hemphill talks with The Conjuring cinematographer John R. Leonetti, ASC about creating an ultra-realistic feeling by shooting the set as is it were a location they did not pull walls and used practical lighting as much as…
Game of Thrones / Rob McLachlan, ASC, CSC, Episode #49
Aug 13, 2013 • 52 min
Game of Thrones cinematographer Robert McLachlan offers this commentary track for Episode 9 of Season 3, including the infamous Red Wedding scene.
Pain and Gain / Ben Seresin, ASC, BSC, Episode #48
Jul 24, 2013 • 29 min
Pain and Gain cinematographer Ben Seresin, ASC, BSC discusses working with director Michael Bay — they often shot 60-90 setups a day and used over 20 different cameras for various effects.
Between Us / Nancy Schreiber, ASC, and Dan Mirvish, Episode #47
Jul 24, 2013 • 40 min
American Cinematographer’s Jim Hemphill talks with Between Us cinematographer Nancy Schreiber, ASC and writer/director Dan Mirvish about the challenges of shooting this polished drama with a micro budget and many volunteer crew members.
Cloud Atlas / John Toll, ASC, and Frank Griebe, Episode #46
Apr 23, 2013 • 34 min
American Cinematographer contributor Iain Marcks speaks with cinematographers John Toll, ASC and Frank Griebe about the Wachowskis’ ambitious feature Cloud Atlas.
Jobs / Russell Carpenter, ASC and Joshua Michael Stern, Episode #45
Apr 17, 2013 • 45 min
Russell Carpenter, ASC and director Joshua Michael Stern about creating three distinct looks, on a tight budget, for each time period in this indie biopic about Apple founder Steve Jobs.
Beyond the Black Rainbow / Norm Li, CSC, and Panos Cosmatos, Episode #44
Feb 11, 2013 • 36 min
American Cinematographer’s Iain Stasukevich speaks with cinematographer Norm Li, CSC, and director Panos Cosmatos about their collaboration on Beyond the Black Rainbow, a stylish low budget sci fi thriller, they discuss the films they turned to for…
Deadfall / Shane Hurlbut, ASC, Episode #43
Jan 9, 2013 • 48 min
American Cinematographer’s Jim Hemphill talks with Shane Hurlbut, ASC about Deadfall and his choice of mixing film capture with additional DSLR cameras, the effects of combining formats on workflow, and how he selects the best equipment for each film.
Life of Pi / Claudio Miranda, ASC, Episode #42
Dec 5, 2012 • 30 min
Claudio Miranda, ASC discusses his work on Ang Lee’s Life of Pi, discussing the unique challenges of shooting digital 3D on this film — set mostly on the open ocean — and how they kept it visually engaging.
Cabin in the Woods / Peter Deming, ASC, Episode #41
Nov 28, 2012 • 27 min
American Cinematographer contributor Iain Marcks talks with Peter Deming, ASC about playing with and against traditional horror cliches in the Joss Whedon-produced film, Cabin in the Woods, as well as working with directors Lynch, Raimi and Craven.
Coma / Mikael Salomon, ASC and Ben Nott, ACS, Episode #40
Nov 8, 2012 • 46 min
Director Mikael Salomon, ASC and cinematographer Ben Nott, ACS speak with American Cinematographer’s Jim Hemphill about the A&E Miniseries Coma: how former cinematographer Salomon approaches directing, and how they got the most out of a tiny budget.
The Imposter / Bart Layton and Erik Wilson, Episode #39
Oct 26, 2012 • 32 min
American Cinematographer’s Jim Hemphill talks with director Bart Layton and cinematographer Erik Wilson about the art of creating dramatic, cinematic reenactments in the context of a documentary as well as having two different cinematographers on the film
In the Family / Frank Barrera, Episode #38
Sep 14, 2012 • 39 min
Cinematographer Frank Barrera discusses his collaboration with actor and first-time director Patrick Wang to create a restrained and effective look for this Indie film, as well as their visual influences.
Shame / Sean Bobbitt, BSC, Episode #37
Aug 17, 2012 • 37 min
Sean Bobbitt, BSC discusses his work on director Steve McQueen’s independent film Shame, covering the film’s visual style and how trust on the set was essential with the film’s difficult subject matter.
The Woman / Alex Vendler, Episode #36
Jul 17, 2012 • 25 min
Alex Vendler talks about shooting The Woman, an independent feature which made a splash at Sundance, and discusses getting the most out of a small budget as well as his creative collaboration with director Lucky McKee.
Miss Bala / Mátyás Erdély, HSC, Episode #35
Jun 14, 2012 • 23 min
Mátyás Erdély, HSC discusses his Cannes-nominated film, Miss Bala, and his collaboration with director Gerardo Naranjo on its formal, restrained visual style in exploring Mexico’s violent drug cartels.
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark / Oliver Stapleton, BSC, Episode #34
May 25, 2012 • 43 min
Oliver Stapleton, BSC speaks with American Cinematographer’s Jim Hemphill about Guillermo del Toro’s production of Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, why he prefers to capture on film, working with first-time directors and planning for visual effects.
The Good Wife / Fred Murphy, ASC, Episode #33
Apr 13, 2012 • 26 min
American Cinematographer’s Iain Marcks goes on location to speak with Fred Murphy, ASC about lighting the television series The Good Wife, about becoming comfortable with digital capture and about what makes a good cinematographer.
Extremely Loud Incredibly Close / Chris Menges, ASC, BSC, Episode #32
Mar 8, 2012 • 27 min
Chris Menges, ASC, BSC speaks with American Cinematographer’s Jim Hemphill about Stephen Daldry’s Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and how he shot and lit the film to make it easier for first-time child actor Thomas Horn to focus on his performance.
5 Days of War / Checco Varese, ASC, Episode #31
Mar 8, 2012 • 31 min
Checco Varese, ASC, AMC talks with American Cinematographer’s Jim Hemphill about filming Renny Harlin’s 5 Days of War in the Georgian Republic, about working with the Georgian military to stage a massive military attack and his use of an early RED camera.
OKA! / Conrad W. Hall, Episode #30
Nov 15, 2011 • 48 min
American Cinematographer’s Jean Oppenheimer hosts a wide-ranging discussion with Conrad W. Hall about the challenges and happy accidents of shooting OKA! in a remote pygmy village in Africa with limited equipment and using locals as actors and crew.
Footloose / Amy Vincent, ASC, Episode #29
Nov 14, 2011 • 27 min
Amy Vincent, ASC, discusses how the film’s dance sequences advance the story, how she collaborated with hair and makeup to create the “look” for actress Julianne Hough, and about her repeated collaborations with Craig Brewer.
Breaking Bad / Michael Slovis, ASC - Part 2, Episode #28
Jun 27, 2011 • 20 min
In part two of this podcast, Michael Slovis, ASC discusses the process Breaking Bad employs to support its directors and provide a consistent feel to the series, as well as how it feels to work in this system.
Breaking Bad / Michael Slovis, ASC - Part 1, Episode #27
Jun 27, 2011 • 34 min
Michael Slovis, ASC, talks with American Cinematographer’s Iain Stasukevich about cast and crew on Breaking Bad work together to capture the New Mexican landscape with cinematic flair.
Berlinale 2011 / Wim Wenders / Guy Maddin / Przemyslaw Wojcieszek, Episode #26
May 19, 2011 • 33 min
American Cinematographer’s Iain Marcks goes on location to Berlinale 2011 and speaks to: Wim Wenders about using 3-D on his documentary, Pina; Guy Maddin about his use of found footage; and Przemyslaw Wojcieszek about the look of Made.
Buried / Eduard Grau, Episode #25
Apr 12, 2011 • 38 min
American Cinematographer’s Iain Marcks sits with Eduard Grau, cinematographer of Buried, discussing the creative and technical challenges of setting the entire film within the constraints of a coffin, as well as the decision to shoot film over video.
Rabbit Hole / John Cameron Mitchell / Frank DeMarco, Episode #24
Mar 7, 2011 • 39 min
Rabbit Hole director John Cameron Mitchell and cinematographer Frank DeMarco discuss using the Red One camera, shooting with older lenses and shooting unobtrusively for great performances from their cast.
Valhalla Rising / Nicolas Winding Refn / Morten Søborg, Episode #23
Jan 21, 2011 • 53 min
American Cinematographer’s Jim Hemphill interviews director Nicolas Winding Refn about how shooting Valhalla Rising in the remote Scottish Highlands impacted his creative vision, and he discusses using the Red camera with cinematographer Morten Søborg.
Howl / Edward Lachman, ASC, Episode #22
Dec 13, 2010 • 30 min
Edward Lachman, ASC, talks about the concepts behind visualizing the work of artists Bob Dylan and Allen Ginsberg, especially on the indie Howl.
Knight and Day / Phedon Papamichael, ASC, Episode #21
Oct 4, 2010 • 39 min
Phedon Papamichael, ASC discusses the complexities of shooting the big-budget, effects-filled Tom Cruise movie, Knight and Day, comparing this large and highly technical shoot with some his previous, smaller films.
Lost / John Bartley, ASC, Episode #20
Sep 14, 2010 • 42 min
John Bartley, ASC, CSC discusses his work on the J.J. Abrams series Lost — including the peculiarities of shooting on location in Hawaii and working a show with multiple cinematographers.
The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) / Victor J. Kemper, ASC, Episode #19
Aug 18, 2010 • 25 min
Victor Kemper, ASC reviews his work on the 1973 film The Friends of Eddie Coyle, starring Robert Mitchum and shot entirely on location in Boston and Connecticut, with fellow ASC member Richard Crudo.
Killers / Russell Carpenter, ASC, Episode #18
Jun 17, 2010 • 26 min
Russell Carpenter, ASC, discusses shooting the action-comedy Killers.
How To Make It In America / Steven Fierberg, ASC, Episode #17
Jun 17, 2010 • 29 min
Steven Fierberg, ASC discusses setting the look the HBO series on location in New York, his career in New York’s lower East side and choosing digital or photochemical.
Under New Management / Peter Biagi, Episode #16
Jun 8, 2010 • 44 min
Cinematographer Peter Biagi talks with American Cinematographer about shooting the 2009 feature Under New Management about maintaining a career in the Chicago area, shooting on location in New York and working as a camera operator for Robert Altman.
Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief / Stephen Goldblatt, ASC, BSC, Episode #15
Apr 26, 2010 • 32 min
Stephen Goldblatt, ASC, BSC, cinematographer of Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, talks about shooting this digital effects extravaganza on a limited budget, and the increasing presence of digital tools in production.
Crazy Heart / Barry Markowitz, ASC, Episode #14
Mar 15, 2010 • 35 min
Cinematographer Barry Markowitz, ASC talks with American Cinematographer’s Iain Marcks about his work on Scott Cooper’s film Crazy Heart, discussing working with actor/directors, shooting this modestly budgeted indie film on location and working with…
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans / Peter Zeitlinger / Werner Herzog, Episode #13
Feb 2, 2010 • 26 min
Cinematographer Peter Zeitlinger and filmmaker Werner Herzog talk with American Cinematographer’s Iain Marcks about Herzog’s unique shooting style, and how his freestyle approach fosters great performances and requires much flexibility from the crew.
That Evening Sun / Rodney Taylor, ASC, Episode #12
Jan 12, 2010 • 44 min
Rodney Taylor, ASC, cinematographer of That Evening Sun, talks with AC’s Jim Hemphill about shooting a low-budget anamorphic feature on location and finishing using old school photochemical techniques.
Where the Wild Things Are / Lance Acord, ASC - Part 2, Episode #11
Dec 18, 2009 • 50 min
Lance Acord, ASC, cinematographer of Where the Wild Things Are, continues his conversation with fellow ASC member Rodney Taylor, focusing on his career and the art scene in Los Angeles and San Francisco in the 80s.
Where the Wild Things Are: Lance Acord, ASC - Part 1, Episode #10
Dec 17, 2009 • 40 min
Lance Acord, ASC, cinematographer of Spike Jonze’ adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are, discusses the creative underpinnings of this film and the techniques he used to tackle its artistic challenges with fellow ASC member Rodney Taylor.
Tetro / Mihai Malaimare Jr., Episode #9
Sep 21, 2009 • 47 min
Cinematographer Mihai Malaimare Jr. speaks with American Cinematographer’s Jim Hemphill about his work on Francis Ford Coppola’s film Tetro, delving into the specifics of the film’s unique visual style, shooting on location in Argentina, and his…
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) / Owen Roizman, ASC, Episode #8
Jul 14, 2009 • 54 min
Owen Roizman, ASC chats about his lighting aesthetic, reveals his technique for flashing film stock and shares anecdotes from the set of the 1974 version of The Taking of Pelham One Two Three with fellow ASC member Rodney Taylor.
Valkyrie / Newton Thomas Sigel, ASC, Episode #7
Feb 26, 2009 • 28 min
Newton Thomas Sigel, ASC, cinematographer of Valkyrie, speaks with American Cinematographer’s Jon Silberg about the film stocks, lens and digital intermediate processes that created the look of the film as well as the impact of Tom Cruise signing on to…