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Life of Pi / Claudio Miranda, ASC
American Cinematographer's Jim Hemphill speaks with Claudio Miranda, ASC about his work on Ang Lee's Life of Pi, discussing the unique challenges of shooting digital 3D on this film, set mostly on the open ocean — and how they kept it visually engaging.
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Cabin in the Woods / Peter Deming, ASC
American Cinematographer's Iain Stasukevich talks with Peter Deming, ASC about playing with and against traditional horror cliches in the Joss Whedon-produced film, Cabin in the Woods, as well as working with directors Lynch, Raimi and Craven.
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Coma / Mikael Salomon, ASC, and Ben Nott, ACS
Director Mikael Salomon, ASC and cinematographer Ben Nott, ACS speak with American Cinematographer's Jim Hemphill about the A&E Miniseries Coma: how former cinematographer Salomon approaches directing, and how they got the most out of a tiny budget.
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The Imposter / Bart Layton and Erik Wilson
American Cinematographer's Jim Hemphill talks with director Bart Layton and cinematographer Erik Wilson about the art of creating dramatic, cinematic reenactments in the context of a documentary as well as having two different cinematographers on the film
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In the Family / Frank Barrera
American Cinematographer's Jim Hemphill talks with Frank Barrera about his collaboration with actor and first-time director Patrick Wang to create a restrained and effective look for this very low budget Indie film, as well as their visual influences.
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Shame / Sean Bobbitt, BSC
American Cinematographer's Iain Stasukevich talks with Sean Bobbitt, BSC about his work on filmmaker Steve McQueen's independent film, Shame, covering the film's visual style, and how trust on the set was essential with the film's difficult subject matter.
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The Woman / Alex Vendler
Alex Vendler talks with American Cinematographer's Jim Hemphill about shooting The Woman, an independent feature which made a splash at Sundance, and discusses getting the most out of a small budget as well as his creative collaboration with Lucky McKee
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Miss Bala / Mátyás Erdély, HSC
American Cinematographer's Jim Hemphill speaks with Mátyás Erdély, HSC about the Cannes-nominated film, Miss Bala, and his collaboration with director Gerardo Naranjo on its formal, restrained visual style in exploring Mexico's violent drug cartels.
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Don't Be Afraid of the Dark / Oliver Stapleton, BSC
Oliver Stapleton, BSC speaks with American Cinematographer's Jim Hemphill about Guillermo del Toro's production of Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, why he prefers to capture on film, working with first-time directors and planning for visual effects.
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The Good Wife / Fred Murphy, ASC
American Cinematographer's Iain Stasukevich goes on location to speak with Fred Murphy about lighting the television series The Good Wife, about becoming comfortable with digital capture and about what makes a good cinematographer.
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