GHOST IN THE SHELL

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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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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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...
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La Neta Verdad

Kira Kelly finds “the pure truth” at the dancing heart of Hulu’s hit teen series, East Los High High school is a rich setting for onscreen drama: jocks, nerds, misfits, outcasts and prom queens,...
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The Yellow Brick Road

John Schwartzman, ASC, captures Michael Keaton’s “supersized” performance in the story of McDonalds’ founding. While heading home one night from San Bernardino to Illinois, Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton)...
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Spy Guys

Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart spell comedic double trouble for Guild DP Barry Peterson in the new Warner Bros. buddy flick, Central Intelligence The classic buddy cop movie typically involves two guys...
Colin Firth during a break while shooting The Single Man in South Pasadena, CA (2009) / Photo by Melissa Moseley

Book Review

A Single Frame. By Pauline Rogers. All Images from A Single Frame / Courtesy of SMPSP. Main Image: Colin Firth during a break while shooting The Single Man in South Pasadena, CA (2009) / Photo by Melissa...
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Dark Days

DPs Stephen St. John and Feliks Parnell recreate the lighting look of a Civil War hospital for PBS’s first dramatic series A nurse enters a ward in the former Mansion House Hotel – now commandeered...