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Latest Cinematography News


Oscar-Winning DP Robert Richardson To Lens ‘A Private War’ With Rosamund Pike

EXCLUSIVE: Upping the ante on a hot project, three-time Oscar-winning cinematographer Robert Richardson has joined A Private War, the Matthew Heineman-directed feature that stars Rosamund Pike and Jamie Dornan. Pike is playing famed war correspondent Marie Colvin in the thriller that’s told from the front lines of the most dangerous battlefields in the world. Dornan is photographer Paul Conroy, having stepped in for Taron Egerton. Shooting begins later this month in… Read


‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’ DP On Blockbuster That Plays Like An Art Film – The Contenders London Video

Michael Seresin War for the Planet of the Apes

War for the Planet of the Apes cinematographer Michael Seresin was at Deadline’s recent The Contenders London event and reflected on the success the film has seen since it bowed in July, garnering the best reviews of the rebooted franchise. The third film in the updated Apes series depicts an all-out war between humans and a species of intelligent, vocal apes for the future of the planet, and is deeper and darker than the two films that preceded it. Seresin characterized… Read


Harry Stradling Jr. Dies: ‘The Way We Were’ Cinematographer Was 92

Harry Stradling Jr., the cinematographer behind the lens of The Way We Were, Little Big Man, 1776 and numerous episodes of Gunsmoke, among many others, died October 17 at the Motion Picture Home in Woodland Hills. He was 92. Steven Poster, President of the International Cinematographers Guild, called Stradling Jr. “a senior spokesperson for this industry.” “I grew up seeing his name on Gunsmoke,” said Poster. “He shot so many wonderful movies. He just had a quality about… Read


‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’ DP Michael Seresin On A Deeper, Darker ‘Apes’ Film — The Contenders London

With a filmography that includes Midnight Express, Angela's Ashes, and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, New Zealand cinematographer Michael Seresin found his most epic projects yet in the updated Planet of the Apes series. Entering the world of the Apes on the sequel—Dawn of the Planet of the Apes—Seresin appeared at Deadline's Contenders London event to discuss how he came to work on the Matt Reeves-directed blockbusters, which see humanity facing off against an… Read

Awards News

Gotham Awards: Nicole Kidman & Ed Lachman Set For Tributes

Nicole Kidman and cinematographer Ed Lachman will be honored with tributes at the 2017 IFP Gotham Awards, the IFP said today. The tributes are an annual feature of the Gotham Awards. This year’s roster also includes the previously announced Al Gore (Humanitarian Tribute) and Blumhouse Productions founder Jason Blum (Industry Tribute). Additional 2017 tributes will be announced in the coming weeks. Kidman will be presented with the Actress Tribute. “She has consistently… Read


‘Transparent’ DP Jim Frohna On “Creating Space” Within Character-Driven Drama

A major player at the Emmys since its very first season—and now through production on its fourth—Transparent is remarkably affecting insomuch as it’s character-driven. While infused with its moments of fantasy and whimsy, on a visual level, the show is typically quite simple. But investigating the work of cinematographer Jim Frohna—a first-time nominee this year—one recognizes that there’s nothing so simple about it. While keeping his focus squarely on his characters and… Read


‘Stranger Things’ Cinematographer Tim Ives On Shooting The Upside Down

Shooting the Mr. Robot pilot and the bulk of Stranger Things—projects he’s shared with fellow nominee Tod Campbell—cinematographer Tim Ives has received his first Emmy nomination for his work on the Duffer Brothers’ blockbuster Netflix drama. Looking at reference materials for Stranger Things, Ives found a project that spoke to his own sensibilities and the Amblin classics he loves. While it’s common for fans to latch on strongly to actors and the characters they play, it… Read


‘Mr. Robot’ DP Tod Campbell On His Visual Approach To Sam Esmail’s Dark, Off-Kilter World

Splitting his time of late between two of television’s most visually stunning dramas, Mr. Robot and Stranger Things, cinematographer Tod Campbell earned his first Emmy nomination this year for his work on the former series. Based in the experience of New York hacker Elliot Alderson—who suffers from a dissociative disorder—Mr. Robot and its shadowed, nightmarish world lend themselves to delicious low lighting and great feats of visual imagination. Below, Campbell outlines… Read


John Toll To Receive Camerimage Lifetime Achievement Award; Acorn Takes Aussie Drama ‘Newton’s Law’ – Global Briefs

Cinematographer John Toll, who has collaborated with filmmakers such as The Wachowskis, Ang Lee, Mel Gibson, Francis Ford Coppola and Terrence Malick, is set to be honored with the Camerimage Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming 25th anniversary edition of the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography. Toll's career spans four decades and as a camera operator he has worked with John A. Alonzo on Martin Ritt's Norma Rae and Brian De Palma's Scarface… Read


‘The Young Pope’ DP Luca Bigazzi Gives A Window Into A Collaboration “Made Up Of Few Words And Mutual Understanding”

Working alongside writer/director Paolo Sorrentino—one of Italy’s most revered cinematic talents, nominated six times for the Palme d’Or—for nearly 15 years, The Young Pope cinematographer Luca Bigazzi feels that their collaboration has taught him a lot, spurring the evolution of his craft by virtue of Sorrentino’s unrelenting ambition. Having never worked on a television series, Bigazzi initially had reservations about the project Sorrentino was pitching, though the… Read

Crew Call

‘Legion’ Cinematographer Dana Gonzales Discusses The Visual Influence Of The Series On ‘Fargo’s Third Season

A two-time Emmy nominee, winning last year for his work on Fargo, cinematographer Dana Gonzales shouldn’t be lacking for work anytime soon, if his last few years are any indicator. A close collaborator of Noah Hawley’s, Gonzales jumped from Season 2 of the Emmy-winning Fargo to the set of Legion, and then back to Fargo, producing some of the most fascinating and ambitious visual work seen on television. That visual command is on full display in Legion—complementing the… Read


‘Westworld’ DP Robert McLachlan Compares Series With ‘Game Of Thrones’: “Westworld’s Harder”

Game of Thrones may be out of the awards conversation this year, but never mind that. Wrapping up his work on the series’ new season in December, Emmy-nominated cinematographer Robert McLachlan has kept himself plenty busy, between Ray Donovan and another HBO smash, Westworld. Approaching the latter series, McLachlan was intrigued by the idea of working on an updated version of a film he had watched as a child—and equally, the opportunity to work out of LA for the first… Read