Top Gun

Brie Larson as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel / Photo by Chuck Zlotnick Ben Davis, BSC, helps debut a pre-Avengers super-heroine as Captain Marvel takes flight Early press for Captain Marvel included a...

Race to the Finish

Black-themed films vault to the head of the story-telling pack at Sundance 2019, aided by the participation of Local 600 members on more than five-dozen features, shorts, and indie episodic projects....

She’ll Take Manhattan

Photo by Nicole Rivelli And a whole bunch of Emmys, too! The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel begins Season 2 as one of the most critically touted shows in TV history thanks to a tight creative team that values union...

The Bee Movie

Enrique Chediak, ASC, buzzes the Transformers in a new direction with this girl-meets-bot story  Charlie (Hailee Steinfield) meets Bumblebee in her father's...

Body and Soul

Guild reality members score a TKO for teamwork and creativity – in and out of the ring. Operator Art Pena captures a sparring session / Photo-by Ray Mickshaw/EPIX The Contender, re-booted for its...

Almost Famous

Matthew Libatique, ASC, tunes up another great musical drama, with Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born. At the Stagecoach Festival in Palm Springs last year, as the changeover was being made from Tommy...

Past Present

Tim Ives channels his inner Allen Daviau for the 1980’s inspired sci-fi series Stranger Things. With the hit Netflix series Stranger Things having recently streamed its second season, showrunners Matt and...

Beat That Wall!

Television’s most heart-pounding action comes from an obstacle-course road show, better known as (cue the announcer) American Ninja Warrior! Anyone who’s been in the control room during a live sports...

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...

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...

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...

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...