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Nebraska / Phedon Papamichael, ASC
American Cinematographer's Jim Hemphill talks with Nebraska cinematographer Phedon Papamichael, ASC about working with Alexander Payne, the benefits of shooting B&W in a digital age and shooting a road movie in real locations with many local actors.
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Riddick / David Eggby, ACS
American Cinematographer's Jim Hemphill speaks with Riddick cinematographer David Eggby, ACS about returning to the Pitch Black franchise and reuniting with director David Twohy to create a gritty, side-lit and contrasty atmosphere on a film with budget issues.
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The Conjuring / John R. Leonetti, ASC
American Cinematographer's Jim Hemphill talks with The Conjuring cinematographer John R. Leonetti, ASC about creating an ultra-realistic feeling by shooting the set as is it were a location they did not pull walls and used practical lighting as much as possible. He also discusses how their frequent use of a wide angle lens enhanced the audience's feeling of tension and unease.
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Game of Thrones / Rob McLachlan, ASC, CSC
American Cinematographer's Iain Stasukevich speaks with Game of Thrones cinematographer Robert McLachlan about working on this massive production. This episode acts as a commentary track for Episode 9 of Season 3, including the infamous Red Wedding scene.
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Pain and Gain / Ben Seresin, ASC, BSC
American Cinematographer's Jim Hemphill chats with Pain and Gain cinematographer Ben Seresin, ASC, BSC about working with energetic director Michael Bay — they often shot 60-90 setups a day and used over 20 different cameras for various effects.
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Between Us / Nancy Schreiber, ASC, and Dan Mirvish
American Cinematographer's Jim Hemphill talks with Between Us cinematographer Nancy Schreiber, ASC and writer/director Dan Mirvish about the challenges of shooting this polished drama with a micro budget and many volunteer crew members.
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Cloud Atlas / John Toll, ASC, and Frank Griebe
American Cinematographer's Iain Stasukevich speaks with cinematographers John Toll, ASC, and Frank Griebe about the Wachowskis' ambitious feature Cloud Atlas.
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Jobs / Russell Carpenter, ASC, and Joshua Michael Stern
American Cinematographer's Jim Hemphill talks with cinematographer Russell Carpenter, ASC and director Joshua Michael Stern about creating three distinct looks, on a tight budget, for each time period in this biopic about Apple founder Steve Jobs.
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Beyond the Black Rainbow / Norm Li, CSC, and Panos Cosmatos
American Cinematographer's Iain Stasukevich speaks with cinematographer Norm Li, CSC, and director Panos Cosmatos about their collaboration on Beyond the Black Rainbow, a stylish low budget sci fi thriller, they discuss the films they turned to for inspiration as well as their decision to shoot 2-perf 35mm film instead of digital or other formats.
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Deadfall / Shane Hurlbut, ASC
American Cinematographer's Jim Hemphill talks with Shane Hurlbut, ASC about Deadfall and his choice of mixing film capture with additional DSLR cameras, the effects of combining formats on workflow, and how he selects the best equipment for each film.
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