If daunting physical conditions served as an impediment to Dean Semler, he wouldn't have much of a career. But this sturdy, versatile cinematographer -- characterized by an ageless enthusiasm and an…
A lonely canoe drifts and slowly disappears into the limitless ocean under a foreboding sky.
Nicolas Bolduc may not be a workaholic, but it was a definite fear of the glacial pace of many a director's career that haunted the 39-year-old Montreal native in film school and steered him toward…
Natasha Braier, a Buenos Aires native, didn't emerge from the womb ready to shoot, but it was close. She shot her first short at eight with a super 8 camera, studied dance and art, and went on to…
It's a very long way from Chile to the Caucasus, but Chilean d.p. Inti Briones -- who was actually born in Lima, Peru, and lived there until age 20 -- shot the 2011 thriller "The Loneliest Planet" as…
Chung-hoon Chung, who was born in 1970 in Seoul, South Korea, started out as a child actor and cinephiles everywhere can be thankful that he turned out to be "a horrible one -- really bad."
It's not surprising to learn that Adam Sikora started off wanting to "be a painter and then a photographer" before focusing on the moving image.
With 10 Academy Award nominations and no wins so far, British d.p. Roger Deakins is closing in on the late George Folsey's record as Oscar's ultimate cinematography bridesmaid, with 13 noms.
Claudio Miranda and Oscar are already on speaking terms; the Chilean d.p. and frequent David Fincher crew member ("Fight Club," "The Game") was nominated for an Academy Award for "The Curious Case of…
In giving three of its five animated feature slots to stop-motion films -- "Frankenweenie," "ParaNorman" and "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" -- the Academy would seem to be favoring a century-old…