Sympathy, Said the Shark: Shooting in POV


Writer, director and editor Devin Lawrence says that when he set out to make Sympathy, Said the Shark he’d already gone through two projects which had stalled out due to lack of financing, so he decided he had to come…  Read more


“It is a Long Journey”: DPs Emre Erkmen and Wojciech Staroń in Conversation


Cinematographers are the best whores in the world. Christopher Doyle, the award-winning Australian cinematographer behind In the Mood for Love and Hero, sincerely believed this. He echoed this thought to Michael Ballhaus, the German cinematographer who shot Goodfellas and Gangs…  Read more


“Cinema Needs Good Images”: An Interview with Cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond

Vilmos Zsigmond in No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & VilmosVilmos Zsigmond in No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos

Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC was given the “Pierre Angénieux Excellens in Cinematography” award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. It was a fitting tribute to the 83-year-old director of photography, who chronicled the events of the 1956 Hungarian revolution before leaving…  Read more


Vincent Laforet on Directing, Cinematography and Knowing Your Craft

Motion diagram for a shot in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, from the "Directing Motion" workshopMotion diagram for a shot in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, from the "Directing Motion" workshop

Vincent Laforet is a Los Angeles based director and DP who has directed a number of commercials and short narrative films. A prize winning still photographer who has worked for The New York Times, he is perhaps best known for…  Read more