April 2023

More Than a Feeling: Daisy Jones & The Six

Unit stills by Lacey Terrell, SMPSP, courtesy of Amazon StudiosCamerawork that conveys the combustible nature of creative relationships is at the heart of Daisy Jones & The Six, a 10-part series from Amazon that follows the tumultuous rise and sudden collapse of a fictional 1970s supergroup. Cinematographers Checco Varese, ASC and Jeff Cutter were tasked with capturing the story, which is steeped in the musicians’ personal struggles and interpersonal conflicts — subject matter that lent itself to a close focus on emotions, even during live performances. For Varese, the project started as a theoretical conversation over coffee in Santa Fe, N.M. “We were shooting the last episode of Them,” he recalls, “and [producer] Mike Nelson started...more

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Rachael Bosley


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November 2022

5-25-77: An ASC Odyssey

A long-gestating indie feature about the joy of filmmaking was partly inspired by the Society and its flagship magazine. ...more

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December 2021

Bad Blood: The Harder They Fall

Cinematographer Mihai Malaimare Jr. and production designer Martin Whist help create a world of conflict and contrasts for this experimental Western.  ...more


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