Jul 132021
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. [...]

Jun 202014
Iñarritu / Lubezki 2010 World Cup Commercial

This classic 2010 commercial directed by Alejandro Iñarritu with cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki shows hilarious alternative futures for world cup players, including Cannavaro, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo and Rooney. These frames of Wayne Rooney facing either defeat or glory might ease the pain of England’s dire straits in the current world cup, with a little humor. +++ +++ [...]

Apr 182014
Emmanuel Lubezki: "The Gap"

— In an interview with Carolyn Giardina for The Hollywood Reporter, Emmanuel Lubezki shares his excitement about HDR (High Dynamic Range), in order to get ride of “the gap” between current digital cameras and what he is used to getting on film negative. +++ Link http://bit.ly/1mdxgAN +++

Mar 032014
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 +++

Mar 032014
GRAVITY article online

___ You can read the in-depth cover story that I wrote about Gravity for the American Cinematographer online here. Emmanuel Lubezki’s work on this film is a paradigm of the expanded role of the cinematographer in films with high virtual content. We are entering an era that includes virtual cinematography in the DP’s job. The [...]

Mar 032014
GRAVITY workflow

___ This is my breakdown of the complex workflow for the film GRAVITY by Alfonso Cuaron with cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC. Gravity was a complex production that mixed virtual and real imaging elements in innovative ways. What follows is a rough outline of the key steps involved in the project’s workflow. CG lighting [...]

Dec 032013

A brief article by Kristopher Tapley in Hitfix, has some nice quotes from Chivo about what distinguishes directors Alfonso Cuaron and Terrence Malick: I love to work with them, because they believe that you can express emotion visually +++

Jul 202013
Hanging with Chivo

I visited with cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki (aka Chivo) in Los Angeles last June, we had lunch and spoke about cinema. We discussed his latest film with Alfonso Cuaron, the stunning Gravity. I have written an article about the film in the American Cinematographer. We spoke about the increasing importance of virtual cinematography, and the need [...]