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“Filmmakers Know ESPN Better Than Cinema”: DP Sean Price Williams on Shooting The Great Pretender With a DSLR and Today’s Film Climate

Sean Price Williams' rig on the set of The Great Pretender

While shooting a commercial in Thailand cinematographer Sean Price Williams (Good Time, Golden Exits, Marjorie Prime) contracted an ear infection. He let me rattle questions into his ear canals despite it. Two months prior The Great Pretender, the second feature film…  Read more

By Jul 17, 2018

“There Is a Reverence On Set When the Camera is Spitting Film Through its Gate.”: DP Darran Tiernan on Westworld, Season Two

Evan Rachel Wood and Thandie Newton in Westworld (Credit: John P. Johnson/HBO)

When I interviewed cinematographer Paul Cameron about his work on the Westworld pilot, he likened the show’s mechanical hosts to the workers on set. “By the end of the day, half the hosts have been shot up and need to…  Read more

By Jun 14, 2018

DP Larkin Seiple Breaks Down Every Shot from Childish Gambino’s “This Is America “

Since its May 5th launch, Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” video has been viewed more than 215 million times on YouTube, a testament to the power of the internet as mass medium. According to Variety, the average ticket price for…  Read more

By May 31, 2018

“A Very Old Fashioned Kind of Filmmaking”: DP Charlotte Bruus Christensen on Shooting A Quiet Place on 35mm

John Krasinski in A Quiet Place (Photo by Jonny Cournoyer, copyright Paramount Pictures)

A few months after my son was born, I took my wife to see the Tommy Lee Jones western The Homesman. If you know that movie, then you know why it was a bad idea: minutes into the film, a woman…  Read more

By Apr 20, 2018


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