steven

President’s Letter September 2017

"The Biggest Tent…" The International Cinematographers Guild is mostly known for the work our members do in narrative features and episodic series television. But we live under a much bigger tent, filled with many diverse artists and craftspeople, than...
UDP_01663.CR2

Shots Fired

Detroit, 1967: One terrifying incident in the history of American Civil Rights becomes the centerpiece of a film tour de force for Barry Ackroyd, BSC, and director Kathryn Bigelow The city of Detroit was already in flames, its black population in a literal...
steven

President’s Letter August 2017

"Source-Makers, Part II" Last month, my conversation with leaders of other IATSE Craft Guilds began with Local 800 Executive Director Chuck Parker, a veteran Hollywood-based production designer whose credits include Detroit 1-8-7, Monk, and Under the Dome....
Marvel's The Defenders

S.J. Clarkson – The Defenders

S.J. Clarkson has been a very busy director in the last decade, tackling assignments that have had her crossing back and forth across the Atlantic. Having started her career in England her work crosses genres as well, ranging from the initial episodes of...
eyez1

Dear Mama

Tupac Shakur’s status as myth and icon has only grown in the quarter-century since his passing. Now comes a narrative feature brash and bold enough to tell Pac’s story. By David Geffner Photos by Quantrell Colbert Even compared to the long list of...
Director Edgar Wright (left) and Ansel Elgort on the set of TriStar Pictures' BABY DRIVER.

Edgar Wright – Baby Driver

Of his frequent partner in creative crime, Edgar Wright, cinematographer Bill Pope, ASC, describes the director as someone who remains open to collaboration that expands on his vision. “You can always suggest something different to , and if he likes it,...
steven

President’s Letter June/July 2017

"Source-makers" For this special Interview issue, I’ve initiated a series of equally special editorials comprising my ongoing conversations with the leaders of IATSE Craft Guilds. IATSE Local 800 Executive Director Chuck Parker is a veteran...
GOTG2header

Family Ties

The galaxy’s most dysfunctional guardians are back to save the Marvel Cinematic Universe in GOTG, Volume 2. by Kevin H. Martin Unit Stills by Chuck Zlotnick Frame Grabs Courtesy of Marvel The two-time-Oscar-nominated film Guardians of the Galaxy was a...
solNEGRIN2

Bedrock of New York

The impact of Sol Negrin, ASC, SOC, on the film and television industry will live on long after his passing, as his peers, colleagues, friends, family and students recall in this loving tribute. By Pauline Rogers Courtesy of Michael Negrin It was...
steven

President’s Letter May 2017

"The History of Amazement" We’ve reached a kind of “cracking point” in the field of visual effects. What do I mean by that? At this very moment we are on the verge of “cracking” the VFX ceiling via the many new technologies coming at us so...
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 the anime genre. Derived from a manga (Japanese...
steven

President’s Letter April 2017

"License to Thrill" If you work in the world of movies, television, commercials and new media, do you have a job or a career? In my experience, there’s no one I know in this industry who doesn’t approach the work he or she does with the passion and...