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Cinematographer Roundtable

“I Get Emotionally Involved in Telling a Story”: DPs From ‘Avatar: The Way of Water,’ ‘The Fabelmans,’ ‘The Woman King’ and the THR Cinematographer Roundtable

Gather together a group of award-winning cinematographers, as THR did on Nov. 6 when it assembled a virtual roundtable that represents some of the year’s most visually striking films, and you might expect a lot of shop talk about lenses and camera rigs, or about the relative merits of live-action filmmaking versus the newest virtual […]

“We’re Trying to Rebel Against the System”: Pros From ‘Dune’, ‘West Side Story’ and the THR Cinematographer Roundtable

The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Cinematographer Roundtable was recorded remotely on Nov. 8, as the film community was reeling from the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust. It was also held days before IATSE membership began voting on a new contract (which has since been ratified by a narrow margin), meaning […]

Cinematographer Roundtable: Pros From ‘News of the World,’ ‘One Night in Miami’ and More on What Hollywood Gets Wrong About Their Jobs

The DPs of 'Mulan,' 'Nomadland,' 'Mank' and 'I'm No Longer Here' also share their inspirations and who drives diversity the most on productions. 

Listen to The Hollywood Reporter’s Full Cinematographer Roundtable on ‘Behind the Screen’

Listen to The Hollywood Reporter's Full Cinematographer Roundtable on 'Behind the Screen,' featuring Roger Deakins, Natasha Braier, Cesar Charlone, Caleb Deschanel, Rodrigo Prieto and Robert Richardson.

“The Camera Writes”: Roger Deakins, Caleb Deschanel and the Cinematographer Roundtable

Six leading lensers — including César Charlone, Natasha Braier, Rodrigo Prieto and Robert Richardson — discuss how to shoot an eight-and-a-half-minute take, when to create a digital sun and the shots that make movie magic: "We had to be invisible."

“I Shoot for the Premiere, I Shoot for the Release”: The Cinematographer Roundtable

Cinematographers Linus Sandgren, James Laxton, Rachel Morrison, Matthew Libatique, Chayse Irvin and Lukasz Zal discuss creating those iconic scenes and capturing concerts in films such as 'A Star Is Born' and 'Black Panther.'

Cinematographer Roundtable: 6 Pros on Happy Accidents and Being “Fed Up” With the Film-vs.-Digital Debate

The lensing experts behind 'Blade Runner 2049,' 'Dunkirk,' 'Mudbound,' 'The Post,' 'Roman J. Israel, Esq.,' 'The Shape of Water' and 'Suburbicon' open up about their craft and finding a balance with their directors: "He does his thing, I do my thing. Somehow we both see this movie the same way."

Cinematographer Roundtable: Film vs. Digital, Working With Scorsese and Which Phone Takes the Best Pictures

Six top cinematographers from 'Silence', 'La La Land', 'Fences', 'Arrival' and more reveal the secrets that take their craft beyond "beautiful pictures" — and their off-duty camera of choice ("Yeah, I use my iPhone").

Watch THR’s Full, Uncensored Cinematographer Roundtable With Tarantino’s Robert Richardson and More

THR's Roundtables air on Sundance TV. The shows air Sunday at 8 a.m. PT on channel 557 on DirecTV, 126 on Dish nationwide and at 11 a.m. ET/PT on cable (channel 625 on TWC in L.A., 94 in NYC).

Cinematographer Roundtable: Cons of CG, Betraying Oliver Stone and When to Quit a Film

Six top directors of photography — Robert Richardson ('The Hateful Eight'), Alwin Kuchler ('Steve Jobs'), Danny Cohen ('The Danish Girl,' 'Room'), Linus Sandgren ('Joy'), Masanobu Takayanagi ('Black Mass,' 'Spotlight') and Mandy Walker ('Truth') — share their biggest mistakes, why digital effects are changing the field and how to keep film alive.