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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close / Chris Menges, ASC, BSC
Chris Menges, ASC, BSC speaks with American Cinematographer's Jim Hemphill about Stephen Daldry's Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and how he shot and lit the film to make it easier for first-time child actor Thomas Horn to focus on his performance.
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5 Days of War / Checco Varese, ASC
Checco Varese, ASC, AMC talks with American Cinematographer's Jim Hemphill about filming Renny Harlin's 5 Days of War in the Georgian Republic, about working with the Georgian military to stage a massive military attack and his use of an early RED camera.
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OKA! / Conrad Hall Jr.
American Cinematographer's Jean Oppenheimer hosts a wide-ranging discussion with Conrad Hall, Jr. about the challenges and happy accidents of shooting OKA! in a remote pygmy village in Africa with limited equipment and using locals as actors and crew.
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Footloose / Amy Vincent, ASC
American Cinematographer's Jean Oppenheimer speaks with Amy Vincent, ASC, cinematographer of the 2011 release of Footloose, discussing how the film's dance sequences advance the story, how she collaborated with hair and makeup to create the 'look' for Julianne Hough, and about her repeated collaborations with Craig Brewer.
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Breaking Bad / Michael Slovis, ASC - Part 2
In part two, Michael Slovis, ASC discusses the process Breaking Bad employs to support its directors and provide a consistent feel to the series, as well as how it feels to work in this system.
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Breaking Bad / Michael Slovis, ASC - Part 1
Michael Slovis, ASC, talks with American Cinematographer's Iain Stasukevich about cast and crew on Breaking Bad work together to capture the New Mexican landscape with cinematic flair.
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Berlinale 2011 / Wim Wenders / Guy Maddin / Przemyslaw Wojcieszek
American Cinematographer's Iain Stasukevich goes on location to Berlinale 2011 and speaks to: Wim Wenders about using 3-D on his documentary, Pina; Guy Maddin about his use of found footage; and Przemyslaw Wojcieszek about the look of Made.
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Buried / Eduard Grau
American Cinematographer's Iain Stasukevich sits with Eduard Grau, cinematographer of Buried, discussing the creative and technical challenges of setting the entire film within the constraints of a coffin, as well as the decision to shoot film over video.
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Rabbit Hole / John Cameron Mitchell / Frank DeMarco
American Cinematographer's Iain Stasukevich talks with Rabbit Hole director John Cameron Mitchell and cinematographer Frank DeMarco about using the Red camera, shooting with older lenses and filming unobtrusively for great performances from the cast.
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Valhalla Rising / Nicolas Winding Refn / Morten Søborg
American Cinematographer’s Jim Hemphill interviews director Nicolas Winding Refn about how shooting Valhalla Rising in the remote Scottish Highlands impacted his creative vision, and he discusses using the Red camera with cinematographer Morten Søborg.
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