September 2022

The World on a String — Team America: World Police

Freedom-loving marionette puppets are the stars of Team America, which parodies current events, big-budget Hollywood action films and 1960s marionette shows such as Thunderbirds. Unit photography by Melinda Sue Gordon, SMPSP. Photos courtesy of Paramount Pictures. After serving as director of photography on a series of large-scale, effects-laden action films (The Matrix trilogy and Spider-Man 2), Bill Pope instructed his agents to look for something “completely different.” Little did the cinematographer know that he’d get what he asked for — in spades. “I certainly never saw a puppet movie coming up on my horizon,” Pope says with a chuckle. “However, when [directors] Matt Stone and Trey Parker sent me the script,...more

Team America Featured

Christopher Probst, ASC

Power Rangers Featured
July 2022

Power/Rangers Redux

Cinematographer Christopher Probst breaks down some key scenes in this 14-minute short that became a viral video sensation....more

Fargo Primary
November 2020

Fargo: Cold-Blooded Scheming

Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC teams with Joel and Ethan Coen for the third time, to tell a tale of a kidnapping gone awry in the chilly clime of Minnesota....more

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