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Silent Runners

Jess Hall, BSC, helps to create a live-action alternate future with the anime-inspired thriller Ghost in the Shell.   The 1995 animated film Ghost in the Shell is among the most acclaimed entries in...
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Large and in Charge

Larry Fong, ASC, pulls some sleight-of-hand visual magic for the latest incarnation of Kong, the great ape It’s hard to find a more enduring (and misunderstood) movie monster than the great gorilla, Kong,...
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Peaks and Valleys

Local 600-shot films in Park City this year rise to new heights (and emotionally challenging depths). By David Geffner. All photos courtesy of The Sundance Institute unless otherwise noted.  Fans of indie...
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The Space Race

Mandy Walker, ASC, ACS, helps bring the proud black women heroes behind NASA’s early space program out into the light Mandy Walker on location in Atlanta February 20, 1962. Fledgling astronaut John...
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Love, Actually

Ben Kufrin. By Pauline Rogers. When cinematographer Ben Kufrin and director Youssef Delara came together for their fifth feature pairing, the romantic comedy The Bounce Back, driven by actor Shemar Moore...
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CREW PHOTO: Shameless – Season 7

Crew from left to right: B-camera 1st AC: Kate Moss, DIT: John Waterman, Digital Utility: Max Moore, A-camera Operator / Steadicam Operator: Sebastien Audinelle, A-camera 2nd AC: Josh Ramos, Director of...
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Damien Chazelle – La La Land

Whiplash, the Oscar-winning Sundance hit that rocketed director Damien Chazelle to the top of every producer’s must-call list, was not necessarily a good predictor for the stunning follow-up that is La La...
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Breathless

Linus Sandgren, FSF, inhales deeply of the cinematic magic that is La La Land La La Land, the new romantic musical from indie director Damien Chazelle, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as a pair of...
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Southern Comfort

Loving, the fifth feature Adam Stone has shot for director Jeff Nichols, is nonfiction inspired storytelling as it’s rarely seen – lush and cinematic. If you’ve never been to the American south –...
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Jonathan Nolan – Westworld

Jonathan Nolan has film in his blood. His older brother, Chris, is known for a total and complete commitment to shooting celluloid, something “Jonah,” as he is known, has found ingrained in his psyche as a...
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CREW PHOTO: Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Camera Department Season 4: (L to R) Jamie Stephens (A-1st AC), Lauren Gadd (C-1st AC), Jon Purdy (C Op), Giovani Lampassi (DP), Phil Mastrella (A Op), Dustin Miller (A-2nd AC, kneeling), Bill Gerardo...
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Stay…cation

A team of Guild DP's help to create HBO's update of Westworld, one of the creepiest theme-park thrillers ever filmed...on film. As she does every morning, Dolores Abernathy (Evan Rachel Wood) steps out onto...