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...

La Neta Verdad

Kira Kelly finds “the pure truth” at the dancing heart of Hulu’s hit teen series, East Los High High school is a rich setting for onscreen drama: jocks, nerds, misfits, outcasts and prom queens, fistfights, de... 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...

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...

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...

All In The Family

Amazon’s Golden Globe–winning streaming series, Transparent, has changed the face of television When NetFlix’s original streaming series, House of Cards, received 23 Primetime Emmy nominations in its first t... 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...

Dim The Lights

Seamus McGarvey, ASC, BSC, peels back the veil on the most provocative book-to-screen adaptation since 9 ½ Weeks Shooting a film like Fifty Shades of Grey comes with challenges that go well beyond camera ch... Read More...

Alone Time

More than 50 new films shot by Local 600 members set to debut at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. “Me against the world” is a proper theme for this year’s Sundance Film Festival, unspool... Read More...

Hey There Big Fella

Intended as a metaphor for “the bomb” and all its attendant fallout (literal and otherwise), 1954’s Godzilla achieved no small measure of financial success throughout the world, spurring countless sequels c... Read More...