Interviews - Cinematographers


“When You Get on Set You Don’t Dream Anymore”: DP Hélène Louvart on Beach Rats

Beach Rats

Hélène Louvart, collaborating with Wim Wenders, Agnes Varda, Leos Carax, Larry Clark, et al., has shaped herself into a maven of cinematography and her name into a renown of its own. Shooting features since 1986 with, as of now, more than…  Read more

By Mar 1, 2018

“Filming a Period Piece in London is Difficult”: DP John Conroy on Yardie


For Idris Elba’s feature directorial debut Yardie, cinematographer John Conroy was tasked with recreating a period environment in both England and Jamaica. Opening with a raucous party scene, Yardie travels through a world of Jamaican drug gangs over the ’70s and ’80s.…  Read more

By Feb 1, 2018

“Getting Five Different Looks From One Room”: DP Yamit Shimonovitz on Half the Picture

Half the Picture

Amy Adion’s documentary debut is on a topical subject: what’s to account for the grossly small percentage of female film directors? DP Yamit Shimonovitz was one of two DPs working to capture insights from figures including Penelope Spheeris, Brave co-director Brenda…  Read more

By Jan 31, 2018

“I Shot This Film Under Dangerous Circumstances”: DP Bernadett Tuza-Ritter on A Woman Captured

A Woman Captured

To capture the story of a Hungarian woman acting as an unpaid servant in cruel captivity for over a decade, Bernadett Tuza-Ritter simply had no choice but to act as her own DP. A Woman Captured, which premiered at IDFA before…  Read more

By Jan 30, 2018

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