Filmmaking - Cinematography


“We Never Wanted to Treat the Film as a Comedy”: DP Christian Sprenger on Brigsby Bear

Brigsby Bear

In 2007 a group of four comics and creators joined to form Good Neighbor, a sketch comedy team that would go on to breach the ranks of Saturday Night Live. The group is known mostly for Kyle Mooney, a weirdo comic voice…  Read more

By Jan 23, 2017

“The Grandeur of this Exceptional Human”: DP Alice Gu on Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton

Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton

Among the world’s most well-known surfers, Laird Hamilton has surfed professionally since he was 17 years old. Now in his 50s, he’s the subject of a documentary from Academy Award-nominated director Rory Kennedy. Take Every Wave offers a profile of…  Read more

By Jan 23, 2017

“A More Elegant and Softer Image Inspired by Turn of the Century Painters”: DP Kat Westergaard on Novitiate


Director Maggie Betts and DP Kat Westergaard became creative partners on The Carrier, a 2010 documentary that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. The two worked together again on a 2014 short (Engram) and again on Novitiate, which debuted at Sundance last week. The film marks…  Read more

By Jan 23, 2017

“Like Nothing Else I Have Shot”: DP Sean Price Williams on Marjorie Prime

Marjorie Prime

Sean Price Williams has become an indomitable force in American independent cinema. Filming regularly on Super 16mm, Williams has served as DP on the films of Alex Ross Perry (Queen of Earth, Listen Up Philip), Robert Greene (Kate Plays Christine, Actress),…  Read more

By Jan 23, 2017

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