Jul 132017
 
Carne y Arena - Amazing VR by Iñarritu & Lubezki

I have written a post of my impressions of the amazing Virtual Reality istallation by director Alejandro G. Iñarritu with cinematographer Emmanuel (“Chivo”) Lubezki, that I saw at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Alejandro and Chivo have previously collaborated on Birdman and The Revenant. Carne y Arena is presently showing in Los Angeles and Milan. [...]

Oct 052016
 
Gordon Willis Tribute : KLUTE

– I posted a closer look at Klute, a lesser-known masterpiece by Alan Pakula with pioneering cinematography by the late, great Godron Willis, ASC, with comments by fellow cinematographers Ed Lachman, Matthew Libatique & Vilmos Zsigmond, as well as my friend & colleague Stephen Pizzello, who recently completed a book about Gordon. This post is [...]

Sep 012016
 
IBC 2016 Preview

+++ – IBC 2016 Preview http://bit.ly/thefilmbookIBC2016preview A preview of the geography, themes & Big Screen events of IBC 2016 on thefilmbook on theASC web site +++

Nov 302015
 
Camerimage 2015 Photo Journal

I posted some 100 photos of my experience at the 2015 Camerimage Festival on thefilmbook blog on theasc web site. link: bit.ly/CamerimagePhotoJournal2015 +++

Oct 142015
 
Screen4All Forum: VR Day photos

dvmobile’s stereo 3D VR camera rig +++ I went to the Screen4All Forum day dedicated to Virtual Reality (or 360 Immersion), at l’Usine in Paris and took these photos of the booths and presentations +++ links Screen4All Mediakwest adastra-films.com/en digitalimmersion.fr dvmobile.fr entapano.com/jp (Entayina) gopro.com/ horamvr.com innerspacevr.com kolor.com okio-studio.com starbreeze.com video-stitch.com +++

May 302015
 
Palme d'or winner Jacques Audiard

— “What interested me in this was the Other. How do we see him and perceive him, how does he perceive us? How do we perceive the people who sell us roses at a café terrace, and who we send away without looking at them? They come from some place. That was what interested me.” [...]

Feb 222015
 
Emmanuel Lubezki thanks Alejandro Iñarritu

————————————————– When accepting the Spirit award for the cinematography of Birdman, Chivo gives a heartfelt and humorous thank you to “my friend the director Alejandrito el negro Gonzales Iñarritu, for your genius cabron (fucker). You’re a pain in the ass but you’re absolutely one of the greatest directors I’ve ever worked with. I love you. [...]

Jan 162015
 
Lukasz Zal & friends react to Oscar nominations

Photo by Marcin Kulakowski. — The IDA cinematographer (in center with glasses) gets the good news. The stunning film by Pawel Pawlikowski was nominated for Best Foreign film, and also for best cinematography by Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski. This is the first time a Polish-language film has ever been nominated for best cinematography. Lukasz [...]

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Nov 302014
 
Camerimage 2014 Wrap

— I published a post looking back at what I saw and did at Camerimage on thefilmbook blog on the ASC web site or, put differently: Looking back at 3 Frogs 4 Seminars & 37 photographs +++