Interviews - Cinematographers


“Was Everything in Focus?”: Wonder Woman DP Matthew Jensen on Shooting 35 and Digital and How Tequila Sunrise Inspired His Career

Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman

I have to admit I can no longer distinguish 35mm film from high end digital cameras when I go to the movies. I can spot 16mm or anamorphic lenses, but the line between digital and 35mm celluloid has become impossibly…  Read more

By Jul 18, 2017

“If You Can Fall Asleep, in a Movie, it Means that the Movie Often Works:” Legendary DP Christopher Doyle on Winning the Pierre Angenieux ExcelLens in Cinematography Award

Cannes Angénieux Tribute to Christopher Doyle, Photo: ©Pauline Maillet

This year at the Cannes Film Festival, Christopher Doyle became the most recent cinematographer to be graced with the Pierre Angenieux ExcelLens In Cinematography Award, a prize given for a DP’s impact on the history of world cinema. Sponsored by…  Read more

By Jul 11, 2017

DP Henry Braham on Shooting Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 with the First Weapon 8K Vista Vision Full Frame Camera

Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Pom Klementieff, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios)

Compared to the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with its squeaky clean Captain America and solemn United Nations accords,  the Guardians of the Galaxy — a rogues’ gallery of smugglers, thieves and assassins — are outliers. Yes, by the end…  Read more

By Jun 8, 2017

Tribeca 2017: Five Questions for Flames DP Ashley Connor


Flames marks cinematographer Ashley Connor’s third feature collaboration with filmmaker, artist and performer Josephine Decker — she previously lensed Decker’s Thou Wast Mild and Lovely and Butter on the Latch — but this time there’s a twist. Decker “co-directed for…  Read more

By Apr 25, 2017

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