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“Someday We’re Going to be Shooting Through Coke Bottles Just to Get a Look That Isn’t Too Pristine”: DP Jeff Cronenweth on Being the Ricardos

Javier Bardem and Nicole Kidman in Being the Ricardos, shot by DP Jeff CronenwethJavier Bardem and Nicole Kidman in Being the Ricardos (Photo by Glen Wilson, copyright Amazon Content Services LLC)

According to their official credits, Being the Ricardos is the first time Aaron Sorkin has directed with Jeff Cronenweth behind the camera. Unofficially, that collaboration began a decade ago with a shot of an envelope. On the final day of…  Read more

By Jan 12, 2022

“Ultimately, the Solution Isn’t There Until the Pressure Has Been Lifted”: Youngstown Director Pete Ohs on Microbudget Filmmaking and the Benefit of Being One’s Own Crew

Youngstown

As pre-production was ramping up on his first narrative feature, the pressure to find the perfect shooting location was weighing on Pete Ohs. While he and co-director Andrea Sisson eventually shot the film several hours outside LA — Everything Beautiful…  Read more

By Dec 29, 2021

“…Even If the Wind Blows It Gives Us Something To Work With”: DP Sayombhu Mukdeeprom on Shooting Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Memoria

Tilda Swinton in Memoria

Cinematographer Sayombhu Mukdeeprom is an impenetrable interviewee, shrugging off my most premeditated questions. I get it, how many ways can you talk about your creative process or the equipment you rented for a film? When I asked him what lights…  Read more

By Dec 27, 2021

“The Best Way to Fight the Sun is With the Sun”: DP Ari Wegner on The Power of the Dog

Benedict Cumberbatch and Kodi Smit-McPee in The Power of the DogBenedict Cumberbatch and Kodi Smit-McPee in The Power of the Dog

In The Power of the Dog, a Montana rancher (Benedict Cumberbatch) who compensates for his repressed desires with hypermasculine cruelty has his isolated domain punctured by the arrival of his brother’s new wife (Kirsten Dunst) and her son (Kodi Smit-McPhee).…  Read more

By Dec 21, 2021


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