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  1. Behind the Lens: Toronto Film Festival Sizzle Reel

    2:41 pm 9/18/2013

    A look behind the scenes as Nicole Kidman, Jude Law, Pierce Brosnan, Sandra Bullock and more actors, directors and cinematographers stopped by THR's video lounge to reflect on their filmmaking styles and share stories about bringing their projects to light.Read more

  2. Cinematographer Franz Lustig on How He Shot Both Love and War in 'How I Live Now'

    9:52 am 9/13/2013

    For the speculative fiction film starring Saoirse Ronan and directed by Kevin Macdonald, the DP had to work fast, often using available light, amid the changing weather conditions of the Wales countryside.Read more

  3. 'Blue Ruin' Director-Writer-Cinematographer: "I Needed More Days"

    10:10 am 9/12/2013

    To make his low-budget thriller 'Blue Ruin,' director-writer-cinematographer Jeremy Saulnier talks about how he took control of his film. "I see so many directors without that opportunity to work a scene … I needed more days," he said. "No 18-day schedule for me. I do 30 days. A key component was owning the camera."Read more

  4. Behind the Lens: Meet the Multitalented Filmmakers of 'Almost Human'

    8:15 am 9/12/2013

    Joe Begos and Josh Ethier describe the title as 'Fire in the Sky' meets 'The Terminator.'Read more

  5. Behind the Lens: 'Watermark' Shot Using More Than 20 Formats

    8:42 am 9/11/2013

    THR caught up with producer and cinematographer Nicholas de Pencier at the Toronto Film Festival. Read more

  6. 'The Sacrament's Lenser Eric Robbins: "The Lead Actress Was On Fire"

    2:27 pm 9/10/2013

    Director of photography Eric Robbins talks about how he lensed 'The Sacrament,' director Ti West’s take on cults. He used primarily the Canon C300, plus the Canon 5D cameras, to create the point of view of a video journalist. Here, Robbins describes the shoot.Read more

  7. Why 'Labor Day's' Cinematographer Baked A Pie With Jason Reitman

    8:15 am 9/10/2013

    Labor Day’s director of photography Eric Steelberg and director Jason Reitman have known each other since they were teens, and have collaborated on films including 'Young Adult,' 'Up in the Air' and 'Juno.'Read more

  8. 'Oculus' Cinematography: References Included 'The Shining' and 'Poltergeist'

    11:45 am 9/9/2013

    "The film references that we looked at were mostly about tone," said director of photography Michael Fimognari of director Mike Flanagan’s "character-centric horror narrative" Oculus.Read more

  9. Toronto Behind the Lens: 'Devil’s Knot' Lenser Hopes 'Film Can Remain a Choice'

    1:52 pm 9/8/2013

    "We all have to embrace the growth of digital," says Paul Sarossy. Read more

  10. Toronto Behind the Lens: Filming Jason Bateman's 'Bad Words' With 'Bold Cinema'

    12:54 pm 9/8/2013

    Jason Bateman was "one of the most prepared visual directors I have every worked with," says cinematographer Ken Seng.Read more

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