The Kids Are Alright

Cinematographer Alice Brooks hits all the right notes in transporting the 1980s animated series Jem and the Holograms to the big screen Back in 2011, cinematographer Alice Brooks and director Jon M. Chu...

The New Normal

Two-time ECA winner Eduardo Enrique Mayén reinvents kids’ television with a new streaming series from Amazon My 10-year-old and I are crouched behind a large potted plant, in the corner of the “Normal...

Living Large

Icons now, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, DJ Ren, MC Yella and Eazy-E began their storied lives just trying to survive and prosper in the meanest ‘hood in L.A. “I was watching TV in a New York hotel room when I saw...

Big As Life

Russell Carpenter, ASC, joins the Marvel “colony” for its latest page-to-screen hero, the mighty, tiny Ant-Man Concluding Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) rollout, Ant-Man travels a road...

Dino-Mite!

John Schwartzman, ASC, returns to paradise (run amok) with the fourth installment of Steven Spielberg’s epic action franchise More than two decades ago, Steven Spielberg introduced filmgoers to living,...

Back to the Future

Claudio Miranda, ASC, takes the (theme park) ride of his life for Disney’s new family adventure, Tomorrowland For more than half a century, the name Walt Disney has been synonymous not only with feature...

All In The Family

Amazon’s Golden Globe–winning streaming series, Transparent, has changed the face of television When NetFlix’s original streaming series, House of Cards, received 23 Primetime Emmy nominations in its...

How To Train Your Dragon

HBO’s Game of Thrones demands (and delivers) VFX spectacle beyond other small-screen fare A Song of Ice and Fire is the title of novelist George R. R. Martin’s series of runaway successes in fantasy...

Dim The Lights

Seamus McGarvey, ASC, BSC, peels back the veil on the most provocative book-to-screen adaptation since 9 ½ Weeks Shooting a film like Fifty Shades of Grey comes with challenges that go well beyond camera...

Alone Time

More than 50 new films shot by Local 600 members set to debut at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. “Me against the world” is a proper theme for this year’s Sundance Film Festival,...

Hacker Sackers

Stuart Dryburgh, ASC, helps navigate a dark cyber underworld in Michael Mann’s new techno thriller, Blackhat In the byzantine digital world of computer programming, there are “white hats” and “black...

Carry On

The filmmaking team behind the Oscar-winning Dallas Buyers Club goes even deeper into the backcountry of indie production with the raw and gorgeous Wild. In 1995, a young woman named Cheryl Strayed set out to...