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. [...]

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 302017
 
VFX split screen for bridge disaster

— Martin Halle’s vimeo channel offers an interesting split-screen of a bridge disaster VFX sequence for Final Destination 5, that shows the live action and green screen elements. Notice how the real truck helps sell the effect. The link to video is below. watch on vimeo +++

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 [...]