Jul 082017
 
Lighting 4 More Scenes from IDA

IDA director Pawel Pawlikowski and cinematographer Lukasz Zal, PSC, watching the camera monitor This post continues my in-depth look at scenes from the wonderful Polish film IDA. Once again I offer video and high-resolution images to present detailed examples of scene lighting. This 2nd post is intended to be seen after you’ve read the 1st [...]

Mar 192017
 
Walter Murch : 2. Editing in Real Time

+++ Part 2 of my video interview with legendary editor and sound designer Walter Murch, whose credits include: The Conversation, The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Apocalypse Now, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The English Patient and Cold Mountain. In this video Walter explains why he always chooses to edit in real time, by hitting [...]

Feb 282017
 
Walter Murch : 1. Cook, Surgeon, Orchestra Conductor

+++ Part 1 of my video interview with legendary editor and sound designer Walter Murch, whose credits include: The Conversation, The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Apocalypse Now, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The English Patient and Cold Mountain. +++ LINK: http://bit.ly/Murch1-thefilmbook +++

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 [...]

Oct 022016
 
-- Gordon Willis : A Web Reference

– The photo shows the standing ovation Gordon received the evening he received his honorary Oscar for his body of work. This event is featured among the Gordon Willis Web Reference, a selection of annotated links I put together about the great cinematographer on thefilmbook ASC blog. (Willis did not receive any nominations for his [...]

Sep 092016
 
Kubrick self-portrait on set of THE SHINING

Stanley Kubrick shoots a mirror self-portrait with his daughter Vivian on the set of The Shining, his most perfect film, if not his best one. Kubrick worked as a professional photographer in his youth. It’s telling to see him blur out everything (including the movie star) except for himself, his daughter Vivian and the Arri [...]

Sep 022016
 
-- Interview with Xavier Dolan about MOMMY

— “I’ve learned is that it is very important in this business to never doubt yourself, although it’s just as crucial to doubt your ideas” The brilliant young director talks about “Mommy”, his creative process & his collaboration with DP André Turpin Published on theASC web site +++ Link: https://ascmag.com/blog/the-film-book/mommy-interview-xavier-dolan +++