CINEMATOGRAPHER ED LACHMAN DISCUSSES HIS CRAFT

At Independent Film Week this past September, Ed Lachman taught a Masterclass sponsored by Kodak. An acclaimed cinematographer known for creating lush and arresting images in films such as I’m Not There, Erin Brockovich, and The Virgin Suicides, Lachman was nominated for an Academy Award and received an Independent Spirit Award for his work on Far From Heaven.

While the full panel is pay-walled and available only to IFP members, you can watch these three free excerpts right now:

Here, Lachman discusses the difference between working with first-time directors and more experienced directors.

Here, Lachman theorize about the difficulty of exposing characters’ interior worlds through the medium of film.

And here, Lachman discuss his experience working on the critically acclaimed HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce.