Interviews - Cinematographers


“A Final Hurrah for Sodium Vapor”: DP Andrew Droz Palermo on Moon Knight

Oscar Isaac in Moon KnightOscar Isaac in Moon Knight

When I last spoke to cinematographer Andrew Droz Palermo for The Green Knight, he detailed the learning curve for creating that film’s all-CGI fox. On his latest project, Moon Knight, the degree of difficulty has been raised from small woodland…  Read more

By Jun 15, 2022

“They Referred to a Letter They’d Gotten from Spielberg”: DP Caleb Heymann on Stranger Things‘s Season 4

On the set of Stranger Things, season four (photo by Caleb Heymann)

In the penultimate season of Stranger Things, the characters find themselves scattered beyond the small town confines of Hawkins, Indiana for the first time, spread out to different, countries and cliques. Winds of change swept into the camera department as…  Read more

By Jun 9, 2022

“The Silliest Use of IMAX in the History of IMAX”: DP Larkin Seiple on Everything Everywhere All at Once

Daniels on the set of Everything Everywhere All at OnceDaniels on the set of Everything Everywhere All at Once

“A messy but fun way to make something very stupid but very beautiful.” That’s how cinematographer Larkin Seiple describes the process of creating the multiverse-jumping singularity that is Everything Everywhere All at Once, a mixture of the silly and profound…  Read more

By May 23, 2022

“Contrast is the Toughest Thing to Shift”: DP Nigel Bluck on the Two Nicolas Cages of The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

Nicolas Cage and Pedro Pascal in The Unbearable Weight of Massive TalentNicolas Cage and Pedro Pascal in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (Photo by Katalin Vermes/Lionsgate)

One of New Zealand cinematographer Nigel Bluck’s first breaks as a young DP came shooting 2nd unit on the original Lord of the Rings trilogy. He had one feature film under his belt and little visual effects experience, but Bluck…  Read more

By May 13, 2022

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