Features

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...

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...

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...

Tough As Nails

Jessica Jones is a new kind of Marvel superhero for the digital age – flawed, funny, female and streaming! Marvel’s new streaming Netflix series, Jessica Jones, is a modern noir: there’s a hard-boiled PI wit... Read More...

Far and Away

The Force is back – bigger, better and bolder than ever as Dan Mindel, ASC, BSC helps J.J. Abrams restore the franchise’s thrilling (film-based) roots. By Kevin H. Martin and Matt Hurwitz. On the original St... Read More...

Digging Deep

Checco Varese, ASC, redefines chiaroscuro in one of the planet’s most harsh environments Imagine a place where the most basic elements of human life – light, food, water, going to the bathroom (!) – become c... Read More...

The Kids Are Alright

Cinematographer Alice Brooks hits all the right notes in transporting the 1980s animated series Jem and the Holograms to the big screen Back in 2011, cinematographer Alice Brooks and director Jon M. Chu (Ste... 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...

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...

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...

Dino-Mite!

John Schwartzman, ASC, returns to paradise (run amok) with the fourth installment of Steven Spielberg’s epic action franchise More than two decades ago, Steven Spielberg introduced filmgoers to living, breat... Read More...