M. David Mullen: The Astronaut Farmer

Mullen explains how Norman Rockwell paintings and Space-Age style combined to influence the look of this feature, which was shot on location in New Mexico. (9:10)

  1. Early Influences and Early Work
  2. Northfork: Finding the Look
  3. Desaturating Northfork
  4. Northfork: Day Interiors & Exteriors
  5. The Astronaut Farmer
  6. Big Sur's Beats
  7. Shooting Smash
  8. Q&A

In front of a live audience, ASC members share their inspirations and experiences while analyzing scenes from their own work and offering an informative look at their decision-making process and collaborative spirit. Sessions are moderated by American Cinematographer associate editor Jon D. Witmer, and are followed by question-and-answer sessions with the audience.

Breakfast Club participants so far in 2013: Amelia Vincent, ASC; John Bailey, ASC; and M. David Mullen, ASC. Clubhouse Conversation participants so far in 2013: ASC members Dean Cundey, Michael Goi and Daniel Pearl in conversation about horror cinematography; and ASC members Christopher Baffa, Patrick Cady and William Webb in conversation about shooting one-hour episodic series.