Feb 242019
Notes on the SHALLOW "Oner" with Cooper and Gaga at the 2019 Oscars

+++ The performance of SHALLOW by Bradford Cooper and Lady Gaga at the 2019 Oscars was captured in a single-shot Steadicam “Oner”. The scene is beautifully sober, with simple backlighting and a staging and camera movement that ends up with a stunning close-up of their two faces. As Lady Gaga recounts to Jimmy Kimmel, Bradford [...]

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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Chivo hugs Deakins before Oscar

– click image for bigger version A photo-montage of Chivo congratulated by his fellow nominees Roger Deakins, Phedon Papamichael, Bruno Delbonnel & Philippe Le Sourd, hugging Roger Deakins, and receiving his well-deserved Oscar. BRAVO EMMANUEL ! finally +++