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Interview with Cinematographer Nancy Schreiber A.S.C.

Host Paul Booth and Cinematographer Nancy Schreiber A.S.C. discuss the Starz hit P-Valley. Nancy describes the gritty nature and fun-challenges or creating a Mississippi strip club on a Soundstage in Atlanta. We also dive into her work on Lisa Kudrow’s HBO series The Comeback (2005), the brilliant music documentary about multi-Grammy winner Linda Ronstandt and we peek into her research regiment and how much she enjoys working with her crew.

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July 22, 2021

’Pi:’ Numerical Delusions

Cinematographer Matthew Libatique and director Darren Aronofsky on shooting their sci-fi fever dream.
An artful paean to mathematics and the Meaning of Life, Pi draws viewers into a paranoid and hallucinatory world that could make Kafka himself check the locks on his doors. Shot on 16mm black-and-white reversal film at a cost of just $60,000, this mind-blowing entry offered Sundance audiences a truly cinematic blend of expressionistic lighting, blinding white highlights and exhilarating subjective camerawork.

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July 19, 2021

Martin Ruhe

Martin Ruhe is the internationally-acclaimed German cinematographer behind the Netflix film The Midnight Sky directed by and starring George Clooney. Previously, Ruhe worked on Catch-22, also directed by Clooney, as well as the critically acclaimed Counterpart, Run All Night with Liam Neeson, and the British Independent film award winner Control. Ruhe photographed the dark spy thriller Page Eight for BBC Films, directed by David Hare. The film earned him an American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Motion Picture/Miniseries Television Award for his work on the film.

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July 25, 2021

Behind the Scenes – Autumn Durald Arkapaw: Loki

The unintended pandemic break gave cast and crew additional time to plan how to shoot Loki. Cinematographer Autumn Durald Arkapaw reveals how she helped create that world.

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July, 2021

Women in Media CAMERAderie Initiative 2021

The CAMERAderie Initiative is a platform to support the emerging voices, creative talents, and untapped potential of Women in Media (WiM) members. Writer/Director CAMERAderie Finalists are building their teams from the WiM membership (70%+ women, women-identifying and gender nonconforming crews!), have support, mentorship, education, and training from initiative producers and industry professionals in each department, and access to in-kind donations and prizes including gear, production insurance, permits, and more.The goal is a safe and successful production in August of 2021, followed by two months of post production, culminating in screenings and a festival run thereafter. We encourage you to check out these uniquely fabulous CAMERAderie Initiative films. Women In Media promotes gender balance in the film and entertainment industries through networking, professional development, and advocacy for women, women-identifying, and gender-nonconforming filmmakers who work above and below the line and the people who love to collaborate with them. Women in Media is a 501(c)3 charity.

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July 16, 2021

Cinematographer Nicole Hirsch Whitaker

Nicole Hirsch Whitaker graduated from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and subsequently began her career as a still photographer. Over the last 20 years, Nicole has worked across all mediums, from fiction and nonfiction to television and commercials.

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July 12, 2021

Cinematographer Alan Jacobsen on The Loneliest Whale and Working with Anthony Bourdain

Whales communicate through distinctive calls that can travel hundreds of miles underwater. In 1989, the US Navy detected unique calls on a 52-hertz frequency. As best as scientists could determine, the calls were never answered. Monitors began referring to the “52 Hertz Whale” as perhaps the last of its species.

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July 16, 2021

Astronaut Terry Virts on Bezos Launch: ‘The Content that Could be Made is Really Exciting'

As retired NASA astronaut and International Space Station commander, Col. Terry Virts, watched Jeff Bezos’ space flight in Blue Origin’s New Shepard on Tuesday morning — the 52nd anniversary of Apollo 11’s return to Earth — he envisioned how missions such as those from Bezos, Richard Branson and Elon Musk could contribute to new opportunities for scripted and unscripted filmmaking.

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June 20, 2021

Insights into Lensing ‘Them’ Outfitting and Shaping ‘Jupiter’s Legacy’

Cinematographer Checco Varese, costume designer Lizz Wolf discuss creative challenges, collaborators, the allure of their respective projects.
Cinematographer Checco Varese, ASC found himself deeply drawn to Them (Amazon Studios), an anthology series on terror which in its first season takes us to 1950s suburbia. A Black family moves from North Carolina to an all-white neighborhood in Los Angeles where they confront evil forces, next door and other worldly, that threaten to tear their household apart.

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July 9, 2021

Loki’s Cinematographer Walks us Through What to Watch for in the Season’s First Half

Every Marvel Cinematic Universe TV series to date has had its own distinct look and feel, from the sitcom-derived pastiche episodes of WandaVision all the way back to the grim-and-gritty, dimly lit street narratives of Jessica Jones and Daredevil. Marvel’s Loki has been one of the MCU’s more distinctive-looking series, though, from the dimly lit, industrial-brown corridors of Time Variance Authority HQ to the vivid neon city of Sharoo on the doomed moon Lamentis-1.

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July 8, 2021

Loki: How ‘Zodiac’ Influenced Shooting the TVA in Marvel’s Trippy God of Mischief Series

In addition to the "Zodiac" vibe, cinematographer Autumn Durald Arkapaw also discusses the elaborate single-take sequence inspired by "Children of Men."
When cinematographer Autumn Durald Arkapaw (“Mainstream”) first interviewed with Kate Herron (“Daybreak”) about shooting “Loki,” it was the first time that a director presented her with a look book. Normally, it’s the other way around during pre

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July 8, 2021

My First Mixed Reality Shoot – Recorded Live at ARRI Studio London

Cinematographers share their experiences of mixed reality shooting in a panel discussion brought to you by British Cinematographer and ARRI, supported by Creative Technology.
Join Greig Fraser ASC, ACS; Martin Ruhe ASC; Magdalena Gorka PSC, DNEG’s Paul Franklin and Robert Payton in this must-watch discussion about their early experiences shooting in mixed reality studios.
Chaired by Zoe Mutter, editor of British Cinematographer magazine, the panel of industry-leading cinematographers and visual effects specialists explores the benefits offered by these ground-breaking technologies.

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July 8, 2021

Shadows from the Past: Them

ASC members Checco Varese, Xavier Grobet and Suki Medencevic collaborate on the supernatural period racial drama.
The Amazon Prime series Them is a bold, stylistic hybrid of supernatural horror and drama inspired by historical truths. The first season, set in 1953, follows a Black family that moves from North Carolina to Los Angeles — a relocation triggered by a racially motivated attack against the family’s matriarch, Livia “Lucky” Emory (Deborah Ayorinde).

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July 8, 2021

Crossing the 180 w/ "In the Heights" DP Alice Brooks

In this episode of Crossing the 180 we have Alice Brooks, director of photography for Jon Chu’s adaptation of Lin Manuel-Miranda’s Broadway musical sensation “In the Heights.”

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July 6, 2021

Loki Has a Great Reference to the Movie The Avengers (2012)

Loki was the great villain of the movie The Avengers and the director of the series has confirmed a great reference that fans had already noticed.
Attention SPOILERS. The fourth episode of the series Loki from Disney Plus it has a post-credits scene. In it we can see 4 different versions of the God of Mischief. But the funny thing is that the pose is very reminiscent of that of The Avengers at the end of the 2012 movie.

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July 5, 2021