September 2022

Harsh Realms: Game of Thrones

At top, after staking his claim to the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, boy-king Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson) rules with impetuous cruelty. Photos by Paul Schiraldi, Helen Sloan, and Oliver Upton, courtesy of HBO HBO’s series Game of Thrones documents the political, military and emotional entanglements between rival ancient kingdoms on a fictional continent. As such, it’s a period piece, a fantasy piece, an ensemble piece and a production that relies heavily on location, design and camerawork to pull off the illusion. The show is so big that it has required the efforts of multiple cinematographers; three shot Season 1, and five shot Season 2, which began airing last month [2012]. This article originally ran in AC, May...more

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Michael Goldman

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July 2019

To Be King: Making The Lion King

Cinematographer Caleb Deschanel, ASC and visual-effects supervisor Robert Legato, ASC team up in virtual space to shoot the photo-real reimagining of an animated favorite....more

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November 2018

Homecoming: Broken Memories

Tod Campbell welcomes AC to the large-scale set of the Amazon series, where he and director Sam Esmail have reteamed to frame two disparate time periods and states of mind....more


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