President’s Letter – December 2014

“Many Questions (and Answers)?” The future for cinematography, as envisioned, is quite interesting. This quote from Ken Burns’ recent documentary, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (see Game Changers, ICG ... Read More...

Good Things Come in Small Packages

Following up on the success of its ultra-clever stop-motion features Coraline and ParaNorman, Laika Studios, an animation outpost proudly ensconced far from Hollywood (in Hillsboro, OR), presents The Boxtrolls,... Read More...

See No Evil

Bobby Bukowski undergoes the third degree to recreate the harrowing prison drama Rosewater, based on the true-life memoir Then They Came For Me Even by the challenging standards nonfiction-inspired filmmakin... Read More...

President’s Letter – November 2014

“A Breed Apart” I want to talk about why it’s important for our industry (and Guild) to celebrate cinematography, and I have two great examples. The first is the ICG-sponsored Emerging Cinematographer Awa... Read More...

Bennett Miller – Foxcatcher

Bennett Miller’s first film, The Cruise (1998), was a nonfiction portrait of Timothy “Speed” Levitch, a tour guide for Manhattan’s Gray Line double decker buses, and it won awards at the Berlin and Newport Inte... Read More...

Crew Photo – Ray Donovan Season 2

Left to Right: Jon Voight, Rob McFall-B Cam Dolly Grip, George Santo Pietro- A Dolly Grip, Rudy Pahoyo-A Cam 2nd AC, Michael Endler-A Cam 1st AC, Rob McLAchlan,ASC,ACS,-DOP, Gary Johnson-B Cam 2nd AC, Kirsten ... Read More...

World of Color

Digital color correction is the now the global standard. But there are many subtle aesthetic differences beyond the post suites of Hollywood. By Pauline Rogers. Scene from Russian blockbuster VIY, Color Gra... Read More...

Modern Family

A 6K Data-intensive workflow enables Jeff Cronenweth, ASC, to chase down a "gone girl" in his newest collaboration with David Fincher. A series of mysteries form the core for the best-selling novel Gone ... Read More...

President’s Letter – October 2014

“Family Time” Workflow is not just about digital technology – ones and zeros. It’s really about communication. And every single level of connection should be considered on a film or television set, on throug... Read More...

Ilene Landress – Girls

If things had worked out the way Ilene Landress had planned, she’d be practicing her bedside manner instead of organizing the cast and crew of HBO’s hit series Girls. And she’s got Paul Hogan to thank for it... Read More...

Good Night and Good Luck

It’s a brave new (technological) world in broadcast news and Local 600 camera crews are in the thick of it. By Pauline Rogers. Fire Training for Local 600 Shop Steward Terry Haggart on Good Day Sacramento (... Read More...

Here Comes the Knight

David Stockton, ASC, and his talented New York-based camera team go 1970s dark noir for the sensational new FOX series Gotham There’s more mythic import to Batman than just the notion of a dark knight. Ask R... Read More...