“One Light in the Right Place Takes the Place of Three or Four in the Wrong Place”: DP Darren Genet on The Vampire Diaries

Darren Genet on The Vampire DiariesDarren Genet on The Vampire Diaries

I first became aware of cinematographer Darren Genet when I encountered his work on All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, a surprisingly lyrical and beautiful horror film that had more in common with the work of Terrence Malick and ’70s-era…  Read more


“Maybe The Mechanic Would Be Good for This”: DP Tim Orr on Manglehorn

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When I ask cinematographer Tim Orr if – after ten feature films together with director David Gordon Green – their references are most frequently their own movies, Orr replies, “Well, you don’t want to make the same movie over and…  Read more


“How Cool Is That, to Have Schwarzenegger in an Arthouse Movie?” DP Lukas Ettlin on Maggie

Arnold Schwarzenneger in MaggieArnold Schwarzenneger in Maggie

In the late ’90s, a pre-Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger nearly headlined a version of Richard Matheson’s post-apocalyptic classic I Am Legend before budget concerns derailed the project. Almost two decades later, the 67-year-old Schwarzenegger is starring in a decidedly different futuristic…  Read more


Dancing in Tungsten Light: DP Rob Hardy on Ex Machina

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In writer/director Alex Garland’s Ex Machina, a coder (Domhnall Gleeson) for a Google-esque tech giant is summoned to the remote compound of the company’s CEO (Oscar Isaac) in order to test his latest creation – an alluring humanoid robot named…  Read more