‘The New Boy’ Director Warwick Thornton On The Colonization Of Australia & Their Beliefs: “They Tried To Get Rid Of It All” – TIFF Studio
THE NEW BOY (Video Interview)
Section: Gala Presentations
Director: Warwick Thornton
Writers: Warwick Thornton
Logline: Starring Oscar winner Cate Blanchett, this spiritual drama from Warwick Thornton (TIFF ’17’s Sweet Country) hauntingly evokes Australia’s fraught colonial legacy through the story of one very special child.
Premiere Date: Sept 14, 2023
Panelists: Warwick Thornton
September 13, 2023
ICG to Honor Janusz Kaminski, Stephen Lighthill at Emerging Cinematographers Awards
Eight emerging cinematographers will also be recognized during the Oct. 1 ceremony.
The International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600) will honor two of its own during its 25th annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards.
Cinematographer and director Janusz Kamiński — who won Oscars for lensing his longtime collaborator Steven Spielberg’s films Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan — will be honored with the Panavision-presented Distinguished Filmmaker Award; and cinematographer Stephen Lighthill, a past president of the American Society of Cinematographers, will accept the ASC Mentor Award.
September 5, 2023
True to Form: Director of photography Ross Riege talks lenses, lighting and the ever-changing look of murder-mystery-comedy The Afterparty.
Ross Riege felt guilty. As director of photography on The Afterparty, he wasn't the culprit behind the second season's whodunit (a groom dies after a lavish wedding, leaving a trail of suspects among family and guests). But if Tiffany Haddish's Detective Danner were to ask Riege to explain his whereabouts the night of the murder, he'd have to confess that he felt guilty only because he had so many weapons to evoke each mise-en- scène.
"I mean, it's laughable," Riege says. "The tools we have now compared to what they had in the 1940s, or even the 1990s, from the sensitivity of the cameras to the sophistication of the lights and the control of color? Man, if we were shooting this on 50/50 speed, black-and-white stock, with not much more time, how would I have gotten this done? I feel fortunate to be working now, and then thinking back like, 'How did they do this in the original genre?'"
August 21, 2023
One Piece: Nicole Hirsch Whitaker Brings Color & Light to the Netflix Adaptation
Eiichiro Oda's globally beloved manga series One Piece is being adapted into an ambitious live-action television series on Netflix. Among the talented members of the crew to breathe new life into the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates is prolific cinematographer Nicole Hirsch Whitaker, who works as the director of photography on the first two episodes of its inaugural season. From capturing Luffy and his friends sailing the high seas in search of treasure or tangling with fearsome foes like Buggy the Clown, there are plenty of fan-favorite moments from One Piece gorgeously reimagined by Whitaker and the team in live-action.
In an exclusive interview with CBR, One Piece cinematographer Nicole Hirsch Whitaker revealed her personal connection to One Piece and explained how the production approached the challenging task of creating the visuals for the show while respecting Oda's original work.
August 28, 2023
EP264 | Cinematography: Be Prepared to Jump! (w/ Shane Hurlbut, ASC)
Cinematography: Be Prepared to Jump! (w/ Shane Hurlbut, ASC)
Cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, ASC joins Mike Pecci on today's episode of IN LOVE WITH THE PROCESS PODCAST and shares stories of how he broke into the industry, how he works with new directors, and the power of prep!
August 14, 2023
‘Black Bird’ Cinematographer Natalie Kingston On The Challenge Of Finding A Visual Language For Toxic Masculinity – Contenders TV: The Nominees
In Apple TV+’s Black Bird, Dennis Lehane’s limited series about convicted criminal Jimmy Keane (Taron Egerton) trying to elicit a confession from suspected serial killer Larry Hall (Paul Walter Hauser), cinematographer Natalie Kingston knew she wanted to tackle toxic masculinity from a fresh angle.
Speaking during Deadline’s Contenders Television: The Nominees event, Kingston, who shot all six episodes, said, “Dennis’ perspective on this was really inspiring and really what got me into this. He wasn’t interested in playing up the violence, being very literal with the story, being on the nose, making these killings feel very heightened or theatrical. It wasn’t about that at all.”
August 12, 2023
Haunted Mansion Cinematographer Jeffrey Waldron Wanted a Timeless Haunted House
Based on a popular Disneyland ride, Haunted Mansion sends a half-dozen strangers on a quest to escape the deadly Hatbox Ghost and free the spirits he has entrapped. The film is shot by cinematographer Jeffrey Waldron, who adds a coldness and warmth to the atmosphere fitting for a movie about death.
With a cast that includes LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito, Rosario Dawson, and Jamie Lee Curtis, Haunted Mansion follows in the tradition of theme-park based movies like Jungle Cruise and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Justin Simien (Dear White People) directed Katie Dippold‘s screenplay, which embraces the camp of the historic ride. Director of Photography Jeffrey Waldron previously worked with Simien on the acclaimed first season of Dear White People. He’s also shot shows such as The Morning Show and A League of Their Own, and he directed the award-winning documentary, Ghost Fleet. Recently, he spoke with Below the Line on a Zoom call.
August 10, 2023
Timothy Good and Emily Mendez (‘The Last of Us’ editors) on highlighting ‘the story of Joel and Ellie’ amid chaotic action scenes [Exclusive Video Interview]
“I never played the game and I still haven’t,” admits Good. He acknowledges that avoiding the source material was a risky strategy, but the editor believes that this tactic allowed the team “to really just focus entirely on the story that was being presented to us and the performances by our wonderful actors.” He later took a peek at the video game’s final scene at the urging of creator Neil Druckmann. “And when I did, it was almost the same and I was like, wow, we must really be in sync,” exclaims Good, taking it as a surefire sign that the work on the television series was on the right track.
August 10, 2023
"The Afterparty" Director of Photography Ross Riege Joins Filmmaker U
In this episode Cinematographer Ross Riege talks with us about his work on "WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story", shooting "The Afterparty" and much more! Tune in!
Director of Photography Ross Riege recently shot season 2 of the ambitious, genre-mixing series "The Afterparty" for Apple TV+.
July 28, 2023
Pride Personified: Bianca Cline
Bianca Cline’s love of filmmaking started at a young age. “When I was in high school, my parents got a video camera,” she smiles, “and I commandeered it and started making movies.” Soon after, her mother informed her that filmmaking was a real job that people did for a living. “I instantly said, “Yes, that’s what I’m doing. I’m going to be a filmmaker.
July 1, 2023
Twins Again: Cinematographer Laura Merians Gonçalves helps deliver a carefully developed aesthetic for the miniseries Dead Ringers.
Director David Cronenberg’s 1988 horror film Dead Ringers, about twin OBGYNs whose penchant for tricking others threatens to shatter their own psyches, has received a sibling of its own with the six-episode Amazon miniseries of the same name. Starring Rachel Weisz as twins Beverly and Elliot Mantle, the show tracks a similar descent into madness, but one that’s carefully distinguished as a complement to its predecessor.
The miniseries’ dual cinematographers, Jody Lee Lipes, ASC and Laura Merians Gonçalves, worked together from preproduction, turning to Panavision New York for an equipment package built around Panavision G Series anamorphic lenses and Panavised Sony Venice cameras...
In this exclusive Q&A, Gonçalves discusses the miniseries’ visual opportunities, which were realized in close collaboration with Lipes and Daley from prep through post.
July 24, 2023
Emmys 2023: The Complete Nominations List
The Emmy nominations recognize shows on TV that ran from June 1, 2022, to May 31, 2023. Yvette Nicole Brown and Television Academy chairman and CEO Frank Scherma revealed the nominees on Wednesday morning in a live webstream.
As for now, Fox is slated to air the 75th Primetime Emmys on September 18, produced by Jesse Collins Entertainment. (The two-night Creative Arts Emmys are scheduled for Sept. 9 and Sept. 10, with the ceremonies being broadcast by FXX on Sept. 10.)
July 12, 2023
Sabbatical Entertainment & V Channels Set Partnership; ‘Shameless’ & ‘Strangers’ Set For Indian Remakes; Cinematographers Guild Announces Honorees; TNT Sports Replaces BT Sport In UK & Ireland — Global Briefs
International Cinematographers Guild Announces Emerging Cinematographer Awards Honorees
July 18, 2023
Warehouse Workshops hosts Shane Hurlbut, ASC For Live Masterclass: July 22 In Van Nuys
VAN NUYS – Warehouse Workshops will host esteemed cinematographer and founder of Filmmakers Academy, Shane Hurlbut ASC, for a live filmmaking masterclass during its July workshop.
During the event, Hurlbut will deliver a live demonstration, sharing his invaluable knowledge, expertise and passion for filmmaking with an audience of like-minded creatives.
July 17, 2023
“The Blackening” Cinematographer Todd A. Dos Reis on Lensing a Horror-Comedy Romp
It’s almost hard to believe The Blackening is cinematographer Todd A. Dos Reis’ first feature film. He’s been in the business for decades, having shot a variety of television shows, including Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Bosch: Legacy, and Entourage. Before becoming a cinematographer for a long list of hit shows and music videos, he even worked on two Jean-Claude Van Damme classics, Hard Target and Double Impact, as an assistant cameraman.
The cinematographer’s career is full and varied, and it shows with the complete control of camera and tone in director Tim Story’s The Blackening. The horror-comedy brings a group of college friends together for a reunion in a cabin in the woods, where they’re terrorized by masked killers and a board game called The Blackening. The less said about the plot, the better—The Blackening is a film whose surprises you really want to enjoy without warning.
June 27, 2023
How ‘The Last of Us’ Depicted Love During the Apocalypse
Editors Timothy Good and Emily Mendez did not feel any hesitation when tasked with editing the adaptation of the popular PlayStation game: "I’ve never read anything like that in my life."
When editor Timothy Good shared with then-assistant Emily Mendez the possibility of tackling Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann’s HBO/Max series The Last of Us, based on the PlayStation game of the same name, Mendez — who was promoted to editor during the season — immediately responded, “That is my favorite video game I’ve ever played, and we have to do it!”
“The first thing they gave us was episode three [‘Long, Long Time’],” says Good of the flashback-filled story centering on the lifelong romance of two survivors played by Nick Offerman and Murray Bartlett. “I swear to you that I’ve never read anything like that in my life. It was so rich and full of hope and life and love.”
The pair talked with THR about the overall season and developing the arc of Joel and Ellie’s surrogate father-daughter relationship.
June 17, 2023
Shot on VENICE: How DP Jayson Crothers Evolved the Thrilling New Look of ‘Cruel Summer 2’
As the cinematographer, Jayson Crothers spent a lot of time and thought on how to make the visuals work for Cruel Summer. Building on that huge success, Crothers evolved a new signature look for Season Two.
“Season Two is a completely new thing,” says Crothers about the teenage love triangle set on the eve of Y2K. “It's a new story, new characters, new location, new timeline.”
And while Season Two still embodies everything we love about the original mystery thriller, there was another big change: the camera it was shot on – the Sony VENICE.
Jayson Crothers sat down with SonyCine to share the process of creating a look for S2, why he chooses the VENICE for all his new work, and why the process of making the film is actually more important than the result.
June 13, 2023
‘The Little Mermaid’: How Halle Bailey’s Locs and Extensions Were Created For Live-Action Film
If anyone knows how to get the right shade of red for Black hair, it’s Camille Friend. The Oscar-nominated hair department head, whose credits include “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” experimented with adding color into Lupita Nyong’o’s hair, and now she’s doing it again. This time, it was for Halle Bailey in Disney’s live-action “The Little Mermaid.” But doing so didn’t come cheap.
May 26, 2023
From Gerri’s Evolution to What’s Really Going On With Shiv: Succession’s Costume Designer Answers All Our Burning Questions
The fashion of Succession has been crucial to the success of Jesse Armstrong’s foul-mouthed, Shakespearean epic from the very beginning. Who could forget Shiv’s roster of slippery silk shirts during her heyday as a slick political consultant? Or Kendall’s ill-judged Lanvin trainers, worn to impress the founders of an achingly cool start-up? Or Greg’s transition from rain jackets and deck shoes to a boardroom uniform that echoes Tom’s?
All of that is the work of the Emmy-nominated costume designer Michelle Matland, who has been outfitting the Roys and their ambitious hangers-on since Season 1, perfecting both the stealth wealth aesthetic of Waystar Royco’s most senior executives and the unbecomingly flashy ensembles of interlopers who don’t know any better.
May 7, 2023