September 2023

In the Driver’s Seat for Gran Turismo

This article originally appeared in AC Sept 2023. Unit photography by Gordon Timpen All images courtesy of Sony Pictures Achieving cinematic realism — including the capture of real car racing — in the high-octane wish-fulfillment story of Gran Turismo was paramount for cinematographer Jacques Jouffret, ASC and director Neill Blomkamp. “It’s about a young man trying to make his way and all the anxiety that goes with that,” Jouffret says. “From the get-go, Neill wanted absolute reality. This was a true story. He didn’t want any fakeness, embellishing or making anything beautified. That was interesting to me because Neill is well known for his expertise in visual effects.” Gran Turismo tells the incredible true story of Jann Mardenborough —...more

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August 2023

The Evolving Art of Visual Effects

The increasing incorporation of visual effects into the production process yields partnerships between cinematographers and VFX supervisors that are more intertwined than ever before....more

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August 2023

The Evolution of Rocket Raccoon

The real magic, visual-effects supervisor Stéphane Ceretti contends, “is all in the writing. Rocket is one of the best characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”...more

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