Interviews - Cinematographers


“We Wanted to Keep the Light as Unobtrusive as Possible”: A Star is Born Cinematographer Matthew Libatique

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in A Star is Born

This is not a good time to be in love. At least not if you’re a movie character in an awards season that is awash in tragically doomed romances. In the last week alone I’ve seen couplings quashed by systemic…  Read more

By Dec 8, 2018

“This Was the Aesthetic I’d Been into Since I’d Started Making Films”: Cinematographer Katelin Arizmendi on Lensing Cam


Alice (Madeline Brewer), the star of Cam, sustains herself as a full-time webcam model at the top of the “FreeGirls.Live” leaderboards. She aspires to break Top 50, but to do so she’ll have to descend deeper into her on-screen persona…  Read more

By Nov 9, 2018

“Let Logic Steer the Ship”: Michael Simmonds on Shooting Halloween (2018)

Halloween (Ryan Green, Universal Pictures)

In his book Making Movies, Sidney Lumet wrote that he once asked fellow director Akira Kurosawa why he’d framed a shot in his period epic Ran in a particular way. Kurosawa replied that if he’d panned the camera an inch…  Read more

By Oct 31, 2018

“We Should Recreate The Real World In Another Dimension”: Director Of Photography Sayombhu Mukdeeprom On Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria

Dakota Johnson in Suspiria

At the time of our Skype call, director of photography Sayombhu Mukdeeprom (Call Me By Your Name, Cemetery Of Splendour, Arabian Nights Vol.1 & 2) was celebrating the news that Nakee 2, a film he shot in Thailand last year,…  Read more

By Oct 27, 2018

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