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An In-depth Look at Amazon’s Transparent with Director of Photography, Jim Frohna

An Interview with Director of Photography, Jim Frohna, from Amazon’s Transparent, shot on the Canon C500. I wanted to take a moment to give a proper introduction of Jim Frohna and thank him for taking the time to write the following blog post and sit down with us for an interview. He shared his work Read MoreRead More

Breaking Down the Cinematography of “Inglorious Basterds”

Matthew Scott goes for a scene by scene breakdown of Robert Richardson’s cinematography for “Inglorious Basterds” Showing the general colours of a scene is great, but it’s also interesting to see that a “true” or 100% black point doesn’t exist in many of these shots, and the same goes for a white point. In fact, Read MoreRead More

Wild’s Cinematographer Yves Bélanger on Framing the Face of America

Yves Bélanger on what it took to lens Wild for director Jean-Marc Vallée which included quite a bit of walking backwards Director Jean-Marc Vallée gathered a lot of his favorite collaborators for the upcoming Wild, which comes out this Friday, Dec 5. This includes his fantasticmakeup department head, Robin Mathews, as well as his cinematographer Yves Bélanger. “I’ve known him twenty years,” Read MoreRead More

Filmmaker Retrospective: The Cinema of Darren Aronofsky

Ethan Levinskas explores the body of work from director Darren Aronofsky. Committing oneself to an ideal is a respectable goal. However, the protagonists of Darren Aronofsky’s films would benefit from keeping everything in moderation. As an emerging auteur, Aronofsky is still fairly young, but over the past two decades, he has proven himself as a Read MoreRead More

Philip Bloom Explains how to Shoot Cinematically

Philip Bloom explains the essentials of shooting cinematically. They wanted a short film that could connect with the small production company crowd, the event and corporate filmmakers. They also specifically wanted it shot on the FS700 and to highlight its key selling points, 4K and super slow motion. The original plan was also to have Read MoreRead More

Interview with Conrad W Hall – Cinematographer (Panic Room, Olypmus Has Fallen)

Craft Truck chats with Conrad W. Hall we get into shooting with David Fincher, and the shot they took 108 times on Panic Room, knowing when to light the room vs the subject on Two For The Money, blocking “The Russian” on The Punisher, and what he learned from his Dad.Read More

“Muscle Memory without Emotion”: The Rise of the Action DP

Lawrence Ribeiro talks about the life of shooting action and the trends, styles and personalities of the action world. Shifts in technology and global film production over the last several years have greatly impacted action films. Technology like the Canon 5D changed the game. More affordable and smaller HD cameras, as well as cheaper editing Read MoreRead More

An Interview with John Leonetti Cinematographer for Soul Surfer, Insidious, The Conjuring – Craft Truck

Over beers in the afternoon John Leonetti and Craft Truck’s Emily Buller cover everything from being inspired by Bethany Hamilton and shooting on the water for Soul Surfer, learning to shoot with less light on Insidious, taking cues from Poltergiest for The Conjuring, and the ‘bonkers’ lighting and Goro time on the set of Mortal Kombat.Read More

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