President’s Letter October 2017

"Questions and Answers" Composer Mason Williams once noted that “the question is often much more interesting than the answer,” and we’re in a technological era where there are often many answers to each question. Sometimes those answers are based on...

Deep Cover

The creators of The Wire and Treme return to television for this gritty look at the origins of the porn industry – and a long-vanished world on New York City’s 42nd St. Standing in Times Square in 2017, watching moms and dads with strollers and...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...