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Howl / Edward Lachman, ASC
Edward Lachman, ASC, talks about the concepts behind visualizing the work of artists Bob Dylan and Allen Ginsberg, especially on the indie Howl.
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Knight and Day / Phedon Papamichael, ASC
Phedon Papamichael, ASC talks with American Cinematographer's Jim Hemphill about the complexities of shooting the big budget, effects-filled Tom Cruise movie, Knight and Day, comparing this large and highly technical shoot with some his previous, smaller films.
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Lost / John Bartley, ASC
John Bartley, ASC talks with American Cinematographer's Iain Stasukevich about his work on the J.J. Abram's television series Lost -- including the peculiarities of shooting on location in Hawaii and working a show with multiple cinematographers.
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The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) / Victor J. Kemper, ASC
Victor Kemper, ASC reviews his work on the 1973 film, The Friends of Eddie Coyle, starring Robert Mitchum and shot entirely on location in Boston and Connecticut, with fellow ASC member Richard Crudo.
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Killers / Russell Carpenter, ASC
Russell Carpenter, ASC, discusses shooting the action comedy Killers.
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How To Make It In America / Steven Fierberg, ASC
Steven Fierberg, ASC speaks with American Cinematographer's Iain Stasukevich about setting the look for HBO's series How To Make It In America on location in New York, his career in New York's lower East side and choosing digital or photochemical.
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Under New Management / Peter Biagi
Cinematographer Peter Biagi talks with American Cinematographer about shooting the 2009 feature Under New Management about maintaining a career in the Chicago area, shooting on location in New York and working as a camera operator for Robert Altman.
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Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief / Stephen Goldblatt, ASC, BSC
Stephen Goldblatt, ASC, BSC, cinematographer of Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, talks with Jim Hemphill about shooting this digital effects extravaganza on a limited budget, and the increasing presence of digital tools in production.
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Crazy Heart / Barry Markowitz, ASC
Cinematographer Barry Markowitz, ASC talks with American Cinematographer's Iain Stasukevich about his work on the film, Crazy Heart, discussing working with actor/directors, shooting this low budget film on location and working with actor Jeff Bridges.
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Bad Lieutenant / Peter Zeitlinger / Werner Herzog
Cinematographer Peter Zeitlinger and filmmaker Werner Herzog talk with American Cinematographer's Iain Stasukevich about Herzog's unique shooting style, and how his freestyle approach fosters great performances and requires much flexibility from the crew.
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