Michael Bay is known for bold images in commercials and fast action in features. According to his longtime producer Scott Gardenhour, Bay's visual style has a strong influence from an unlikely…
"The Town," a slick, modern caper movie directed by and starring Ben Affleck, might seem to be another in a long series of caper films with a kinetic, ingeniously filmed heist at its heart.
Blending quality visual effects and live action motion pictures is a science and an art, with roots that go back to the dawn of cinema and Georges Méliès.
The year's crop of heavy dramas has offered works of such an unsettling nature that they practically dare the viewer to look away. And yet the filmmaker's job -- and therefore the d.p.'s by proxy -…
The film format may be the gold standard for features, but some lensers are experimenting with advances made in digital formats. Daily Variety asked four cinematographers to share their experiences…
When the great director-cinematographer collaborations are discussed, many invoke the names of Bertolucci and Storaro, Fassbinder and Ballhaus, Spielberg and Kaminski. But this year's crop of films…
As a young man in war-torn Poland, cinematographer Witold Sobocinski heard American jazz music on the radio and fell in love with it. "Jazz taught me to make films by feeling them," he says. "I could…
JOHN BAILEY John Bailey has compiled more than 40 feature credits, ranging from “Groundhog Day” to “The Big Chill” to the forthcoming “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.” Even he was surprised…