MINDHUNTER

Bad Lands

Visualizing the daring and often scary world of David Fincher requires new technologies and processes rarely attempted in series television.   In the Season 1 finale of Netflix’s MINDHUNTER, a disturbed FBI Agent, Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff),...
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President’s Letter April 2018

Surfing Chaos Part 1 Emerging technology is a wave perpetually rolling across the entire spectrum of the media entertainment ecosystem. In this two-part series, I’m exploring the shifts in that ecosystem with Howard Lukk, a top technologist who is now...
Rachel Morrison, ASC

1st Of Their Kind

Rachel Morrison, ASC, claws into the cinematic debut of the history-making African-American superhero Black Panther. It's only with some hyperbole that one can say the level of anticipation for writer/director Ryan Coogler’s new superhero feature, Black...
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President’s Letter February/March 2018

"#Time Is Now" I have always made it a goal to include women and people of color on my crews, but that’s hardly been an easy ask. One time (in another country that shall go nameless), I was interviewing potential crewmembers for a project. I mentioned to...
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NEXT-Level Filmmaking

Buckle up for the biggest, baddest, bravest Sundance yet, as ICG filmmakers (who account for more than half of all the shorts/features in the fest this year) dump a blizzard of daring and innovation on Park City. By David Geffner. All photos courtesy of...
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President’s Letter January 2018

"What Dreams Are Made Of" In our professional lives as cinematographers, camera operators, assistants, DIT’s, still photographers and publicists, there’s nothing more satisfying than completing a successful day’s work on a project that any of you as...
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Kylo Ren (Adam Driver)

Photo: Film Frames Industrial Light & Magic/Lucasfilm

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In The Name Of The Father

The penultimate episode of cinema’s greatest franchise has arrived. So which is more surprising?: who really are The Last Jedi’s heroes and villains, or its indie creators with an edgy new vision? You’d have to go back to Shakespearean...
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President’s Letter December 2017

"Problem Solved…" No matter what production we’re working on, or what job classifications we belong to, our jobs as Local 600 members always consist of solving problems. And one of the great methods of problem solving is by deductive reasoning. As I...
The Voice - Season 12

Over The Rainbow

NBC’s hit reality performance series is a dream come true for any young vocalist, and that excitement is just as palpable for the large Guild camera team behind the scenes. Photo by Trae Patton/NBC Every singer has the desire to be heard; every budding...
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President’s Letter November 2017

"Tell Me Again…" Cinematography and cinematographers are on the ascendency, and one simple proof is the popularity and longevity of Camerimage, the world’s only film festival devoted entirely to cinematography, which this month celebrates its 25th...

Humanity 2.0

Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC, reveals what lies beyond ‘Ridleyville’ in Denis Villeneuve’s new Blade Runner 2049. Ridley Scott’s 1982 masterpiece, Blade Runner, derived from Philip K. Dick’s cult novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, hit theaters...
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President’s Letter October 2017

"Questions and Answers" Composer Mason Williams once noted that “the question is often much more interesting than the answer,” and we’re in a technological era where there are often many answers to each question. Sometimes those answers are based on...