Discover how DP Alice Brooks used Panavision DXL2 and G-series Anamorphics on the hit musical In The Heights

Staff

June 25, 2021

Cinematographer Alice Brooks discusses using DXL2 and G Series anamorphics to craft a big look for director Jon M. Chu’s musical In the Heights.

Based on the stage musical featuring music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a script by Quiara Alegría Hudes, In the Heights offers a rich portrait of the characters who inhabit the Washington Heights neighborhood in New York City. The movie — now playing in theaters and streaming on HBO Max — reteamed director Jon M. Chu and cinematographer Alice Brooks, who trace their creative collaboration back to the 2002 musical short When the Kids Are Away, made during their time together at the University of Southern California.

Cinematographer Alice Brooks discusses using DXL2 and G Series anamorphics to craft a big look for director Jon M. Chu’s musical In the Heights.

Based on the stage musical featuring music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a script by Quiara Alegría Hudes, In the Heights offers a rich portrait of the characters who inhabit the Washington Heights neighborhood in New York City. The movie — now playing in theaters and streaming on HBO Max — reteamed director Jon M. Chu and cinematographer Alice Brooks, who trace their creative collaboration back to the 2002 musical short When the Kids Are Away, made during their time together at the University of Southern California.