Clubhouse Conversations — The Batman

Cinematographer Greig Fraser, ACS, ASC is joined by interviewer Chris Manley, ASC to discuss his work on The Batman — director Matt Reeves’ moody reinvention of the classic Batman mythos.

In The Batman, billionaire Bruce Wayne (Robert Pattinson) assumes the secret vigilante identity of Batman to investigate clues left by a mysterious killer. Fraser and Reeves' vision presents the most noir-inflected adaptation of the Dark Knight's timeless tale to date, placing its hero at the center of a shadowy detective story.

In this interview, Fraser discusses creating the film's “urban-noir” color palette; the advantages of shooting with LED walls; his use of exaggeratedly tuned Series 2 Arri Alpha anamorphic lenses; and acting as a “puppeteer” of multiple camera units around the world.

Greig Fraser, ACS, ASC is an Australian cinematographer and one of the industry's most prominent creatives. Of his countless features, Fraser's filmography includes Lion (2016), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) and Dune: Part One (2021). He was nominated for the 2017 Academy Award: Best Achievement in Cinematography for Lion, and proceeded to win in 2022 for Dune: Part One. He has earned an ASC Award nomination for his work in The Batman.

Chris Manley, ASC is a cinematographer known for his work on TV series Mad Men and Prison Break.

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