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‘Elvis’ DP Mandy Walker Becomes Third Woman Ever Nominated for Cinematography Oscar

Mandy Walker has become the third woman to be nominated for an Oscar in cinematography, making her way into the final five on the strength of her work on Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis. “I’m so excited and honored and proud,” she told The Hollywood Reporter after watching Tuesday’s 2023 Oscars nominations live, “without any sleep.” “I’m […]

Stephen Goldblatt to Receive ASC Cinematographers’ Lifetime Achievement Award

The American Society of Cinematographers has revealed the honorees for the 37th ASC Awards: Stephen Goldblatt will receive Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Darius Khondji the International Award, Charlie Lieberman the President’s Award, Fred Murphy the Career Achievement in Television honor and Sam Nicholson will get the Curtis Clark Technical Achievement Award. Born in South Africa, British […]

‘Tár’ Wins Golden Frog at EnergaCamerimage

Florian Hoffmeister’s lensing of Tár, the Todd Field drama starring Cate Blanchett as an EGOT-winning German conductor in a downward spiral, topped the EnergaCamerimage main competition by winning its Golden Frog. Also Saturday in Toruń, Poland, during the closing ceremony of the 30th edition of the international cinematography film festival, runners-up were DP Darius Khondji, […]

Camerimage: How ‘Black Panther 2’ DP Autumn Durald Arkapaw Used Light to Convey Grief, Rebirth

Describing lighting as “a character in the movie,” DP Autumn Durald Arkapaw said her approach to Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was about creating a “texture of grief throughout the film.” She spoke about her work on the Marvel sequel – which takes place following the death of King T’Challa and additionally provides a […]

‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ Cinematographer Aimed for “Beautiful Isolation” While Filming on Remote Island

Location and scenery play a big role in the tone of a film and were especially important for writer and director Martin McDonagh with The Banshees of Inisherin.   The movie, set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland, provided not only beautiful photography but flexibility by having everyone and everything in […]

How ‘Elvis’ DP Mandy Walker Re-created Those Iconic Performances by the King of Rock ’n’ Roll

Reteaming with Baz Luhrmann to make his audacious musical biopic Elvis, cinematographer Mandy Walker began with meticulous planning and testing to bring the iconic singer’s most memorable performances to the big screen. The Warner Bros. picture is currently one of the top 10 highest-grossing movies of the year, with $286 million worldwide. And more recently, […]

Cine Gear Expo: Cinematographers Guild Reaffirms Commitment to Addressing On-Set Safety

The International Cinematographers Guild (Local 600) dedicated a Saturday panel discussion to on-set safety following a year during which this was a critical topic, driven by the ratification of a new IATSE Basic Agreement — which, following divisive contract negotiations and a threatened strike, was ratified last fall by a narrow margin of votes — […]

ARRI Launches New Alexa 35 Motion Picture Camera With First Productions Underway

An estimated 500 guests from Hollywood’s cinematography community filed the DGA theater on Tuesday evening for the debut of leading motion picture camera maker ARRI’a Alexa 35, a 4K Super 35 successor to its popular Alexa Mini camera — and it has already attracted some leading cinematographers. This week three-time Oscar winning DP Robert Richardson […]

Oscars: ‘Dune’ DP Greig Fraser Thanks Family for Letting Him “Play in the Sand Dunes” After Winning Best Cinematography

Greig Fraser’s lensing of Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi epic Dune won the busy DP, whose latest work can be seen in Matt Reeves’ The Batman, the Oscar in cinematography. Accepting the award, Fraser thanked “Master Denis” and the team including production designer Patrice Vermette, who also won an Oscar on Sunday, and his crew. Fraser also thanked […]

Cinematographers Call on Industry to “Ban All Functional Firearms on Set” After ‘Rust’ Shooting

In the wake of Halyna Hutchins’ tragic Oct. 21 death after a shooting on the set of Rust, a group of prominent cinematographers is calling for the entertainment industry to ban “functional firearms” on productions. In a letter disseminated on Tuesday, directors of photography including Rachel Morrison (Black Panther), Bradford Young (Arrival) and Dana Gonzales […]

DPs of ‘Mare of Easttown,’ ‘The Underground Railroad,’ ‘Fargo’ and ‘Small Axe’ Describe Their Visual Approaches

This year’s Emmy contenders in the competitive category of outstanding cinematography for a limited or anthology series or movie showcase a range of looks, from the period stories in Fargo, The Queen’s Gambit, Small Axe and The Underground Railroad to the contemporary setting of Mare of Easttown. HBO limited series Mare of Easttown, created by Brad Ingelsby, […]

Hollywood Cinematographers Begin Production on ‘StEM2’ Evaluation Material

Dozens of Hollywood organizations, studios, technology manufacturers and individual industry leaders have teamed up to produce a new short film to be used as “Standard Evaluation Material” in the testing of displays, exhibition systems and image-processing tools used today in production and postproduction. Led by the American Society of Cinematographers, production of Standard Evaluation Material […]