President’s Letter – September 2015

“Unbroken Circle” Fall is my favorite time of year. Not because of the cooling L.A. temperatures, or the falling leaves and crisp air. It’s Emerging Cinematographers time, once again, and I’m so enthusiastic... Read More...

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 Street... Read More...

Geared for Change

Aside from a mind-boggling array of new technology on display on the Paramount Studios lot, the highlight of Cine Gear 2015 was the jointly sponsored Local 600/ASC panel de-mystifying ACES, the new Academy Colo... Read More...

Crew Photo: Independence Day Resurgence

Top Row (Left to Right): Lea Miller (B Dolly) John Woodward (C 1st) Jeroen Hendriks (DIT) Phil Pfeiffer (C Op) James McCray (C Dolly) François Daignault (A Op/Steadicam) Jay Kemp (Gaffer) Tom Shaghnesy ... Read More...

Crew Photo: Manhattan Season 2

Left to Right: A-Cam 1st AC: Chip Byrd, A-Cam 2nd AC: Rob Salviotti, A-Cam-Op: Jeff Greely, DP: Richard Rutkowski, B-Cam 2nd AC: John Hamilton, B-Cam OP/Steadicam: Harry Garvin, B-Cam 1st AC: Gabe Pfeiffer Far ... Read More...

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 Ice ... Read More...

Crew Photo: The Big Short

(L-R) Publicist Spooky Stevens, A-camera 2nd AC Tonja Greenfield; DP Barry Ackroyd; A-camera 1st AC Markus Mentzer; B-camera 1st AC Chris Fisher; still photographer Jaap Buitnendjik (in mirror); loader Dan McKe... Read More...

As Time Goes By

Sundance indie David Lanzenberg leaps forward in size and budget for the time-travel drama The Age of Adaline. By Kevin H. Martin. Unit Photography by Diyah Pera / Frame Grab Courtesy of Lionsgate Pictures. ... Read More...

Sammy Sheldon Differ – Ant-Man

After attending art college, a 19-year-old Sammy Sheldon Differ found herself unable to enroll in a degree program. So she joined the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, UK, in the costuming department, start... Read More...

President’s Letter – August 2015

“– Part II” This month I’m bringing ICG readers the second part of a wide-ranging conversation I’ve been having with cinematographer Joy Lightfield, GCA (Global Cinematography Alliance), who has been rev... Read More...

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 not ... Read More...

To the Skies

Dueling panels at this year’s Sundance Film Festival reflect sky-high interest from indies in new aerial format. By Valentina I. Valentini. Aerial MOB 8-Rotor Heavy Lifter outfitted with a Red Dragon on a s... Read More...