Jon Favreau – The Jungle Book

Actor/Director Jon Favreau loves movie magic, and he loves creating it. Whether it’s flying Robert Downey, Jr. around in his high-tech suit of iron in 2008’s Marvel blockbuster, Iron Man, and its 2010 sequel, o... Read More...

Bare Necessities

Avatar meets Rudyard Kipling as Bill Pope, ASC, takes a romp through the high-tech jungle in the classic children's tale When cinematographer Bill Pope, ASC, first met with Jon Favreau to discuss the filmmaker... Read More...

President’s Letter April 2016

"Applied Technology" As Michael Hobbes noted in a recent Twitter post: “Kentaro Toyama, a former Gates Foundation consultant and the author of Geek Heresy: Rescuing Social Change from the Cult of Technology,... Read More...

Fire on High

Claudio Miranda, ASC, exploits real-world locales for Destiny’s planet-hopping video-game series When a trio of tough-talking, space suited soldiers turn up armed and dangerous on three neighboring planets in ... Read More...

CREW PHOTO: The Blacklist Season 3

The Blacklist Season 3 Camera Crew: L to R John Moustakas (B Dolly Grip) Gregor Tavenner (C Camera Operator) Michelle Sun (B Camera 1st AC) Trevor Wolfson (Loader) Saade Mustafa (B Camera Operator) Sarah ... Read More...

CREW PHOTO: Up Late With Miss Piggy

Left to Right: Joe Solari:  “A” Camera 2nd AC Doug Blagg: “B” Camera Dolly Grip Jarrod Oswald:  “A” Camera 1st AC / Focus Puller Sarah Levy:  “A” Camera Operator John Roney:  “B” Camera 2nd AC James Madig... Read More...

President’s Letter March 2016

"The Visual Affect" I can’t think of a single movie these days that does not require the touch of a VFX team; even the simplest of projects end up having a few visual effects shots. Examples include the many... Read More...

Mirror, Mirror Off The Wall

Local 600 unit still photographers break down the hottest new trend in set photography – mirrorless cameras. By Pauline Rogers. Shorter working hours, tighter sets, complicated setups, and no time for compli... Read More...

King of Comedy

Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC, helps the Coen brothers gate-crash a 1950’s-era Hollywood movie factory for Hail, Caesar! With careers dating back three decades (to Blood Simple), Joel and Ethan Coen boast an accla... Read More...

President’s Letter February 2016

"Bridges To Cross" The beginning of every year is usually a hopeful time. But 2016 begins on an undeniably bittersweet note, with the very recent loss of four essential and inspiring people – personally, to ... Read More...

Ladies’ Night?

It’s hard to ignore the bold statement of so many female-driven stories at Sundance 2016 – even if we’d love to see more women DP’s among those ranks.   Indie film media wags are already calling Su... Read More...