Mississippi Burning

Novelist Rodes Fishburne's new series, Paradise Lost, for Spectrum Originals is a rich, Southern slow burn in front of the camera, and a path toward inclusivity behind the lens. by David Geffner / Photos and F... Read More...

Almost Famous

Matthew Libatique, ASC, tunes up another great musical drama, with Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born. At the Stagecoach Festival in Palm Springs last year, as the changeover was being made from Tommy James... Read More...

Past Present

Tim Ives channels his inner Allen Daviau for the 1980’s inspired sci-fi series Stranger Things. With the hit Netflix series Stranger Things having recently streamed its second season, showrunners Matt and Ro... Read More...

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 gen... Read More...

Silent Runners

Jess Hall, BSC, helps to create a live-action alternate future with the anime-inspired thriller Ghost in the Shell.   The 1995 animated film Ghost in the Shell is among the most acclaimed entries in ... Read More...

Damien Chazelle – La La Land

Whiplash, the Oscar-winning Sundance hit that rocketed director Damien Chazelle to the top of every producer’s must-call list, was not necessarily a good predictor for the stunning follow-up that is La La Land,... Read More...

Breathless

Linus Sandgren, FSF, inhales deeply of the cinematic magic that is La La Land La La Land, the new romantic musical from indie director Damien Chazelle, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as a pair of sta... Read More...

Southern Comfort

Loving, the fifth feature Adam Stone has shot for director Jeff Nichols, is nonfiction inspired storytelling as it’s rarely seen – lush and cinematic. If you’ve never been to the American south – where the s... Read More...

Jonathan Nolan – Westworld

Jonathan Nolan has film in his blood. His older brother, Chris, is known for a total and complete commitment to shooting celluloid, something “Jonah,” as he is known, has found ingrained in his psyche as a prod... Read More...

Stay…cation

A team of Guild DP's help to create HBO's update of Westworld, one of the creepiest theme-park thrillers ever filmed...on film. As she does every morning, Dolores Abernathy (Evan Rachel Wood) steps out onto ... Read More...

The Yellow Brick Road

John Schwartzman, ASC, captures Michael Keaton’s “supersized” performance in the story of McDonalds’ founding. While heading home one night from San Bernardino to Illinois, Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) makes a fa... Read More...

How To Train Your Dragon

HBO’s Game of Thrones demands (and delivers) VFX spectacle beyond other small-screen fare A Song of Ice and Fire is the title of novelist George R. R. Martin’s series of runaway successes in fantasy fiction,... Read More...