Filmmaking - Cinematography


“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

Sundance Notes: The Nile Hilton Incident

Fares Fares and Hania Amar in Tarik Saleh’s The Nile Hilton Incident

Twice in a row the first film I’ve seen at Sundance is so brilliant, so accomplished that I start Sundance on a mountain high — and it’s not the thin air. I had to miss 2016 Sundance, but two years…  Read more

By Jan 22, 2017

DPs Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau on Big Game Hunting Doc Trophy


Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau are the cofounders of Reel Peak Media, a production company that prides itself on documentary work of both “journalistic integrity and cinematic quality.” Both filmmakers began as photojournalists before making the move to documentary cinema. On…  Read more

By Jan 21, 2017

“A Traditionally Vérité Film but with a Contemporary Cinematic Lens”: DP Nadia Hallgren on Motherland


Nadia Hallgren’s career in documentary film began as a camera operator on Fahrenheit 9/11, still the highest grossing doc in America. In the 13 years since she has served as a camera operator on such films as Searching for Sugarman and as…  Read more

By Jan 21, 2017

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