Interviews - Cinematographers


“Congratulations, That Shot was Terrible”: DP Matthew Temple on Late Night with the Devil

Laura Gordon, Ingrid Torelli, David Dastmalchian, and Ian Bliss in Late Night with the Devil

I typically have two problems with found footage horror movies. First, it’s often hard to believe the characters wouldn’t simply drop their cameras once the body count begins. Just as the haunted house movie must present a sufficiently logical reason…  Read more

By Apr 11, 2024

Shooting in ILM’s New StageCraft Volume Virtual Production Facility: DP Pierre Gill on Percy Jackson and the Olympians

A young man holding a shield with a chipped section stands on a cliff overlooking a forest.Walter Scobell in Percy Jackson and the Olympians

In the first season of Disney+’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians, the titular teenaged demigod and his compatriots travel across the country, with stops from St. Louis to Las Vegas, on a mission to prevent war among the Greek gods.…  Read more

By Mar 28, 2024

“A Frankenstein Set of Lenses”: DP Matthew Libatique on Maestro

Bradley Cooper and Matthew Libatique on the set of Maestro

25 years ago, Pi—a $70,000 indie about an obsessive mathematician shot on 16mm black and white reversal stock—put cinematographer Matthew Libatique on the map. In the intervening quarter century, Libatique has earned three Academy Award nominations and shot multiple films…  Read more

By Mar 6, 2024

Women in the Wilderness: How Nat Geo’s Queens Aims to Close the Gender Gap in Natural History Filmmaking

Two women in a jeep film an elephant on the plains.Queens director of photography Sophie Darlington and director Faith Musembi film elephants (Photo: courtesy of National Geographic for Disney/Rachael Kinley)

When National Geographic’s Janet Han Vissering and Wildstar Films’s Vanessa Berlowitz got the idea to make Queens, a six-part natural history series about female animals made by an all-woman production crew, they knew it would be a challenge. Only something…  Read more

By Mar 6, 2024

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