When it came time to shoot "Milk," helmer Gus Van Sant wanted d.p. Harris Savides to get the naturalistic style he had in mind by borrowing from another genre's techniques.
Maryse Alberti has spent her days as a d.p. traveling back and forth between documentaries like "Taxi to the Dark Side" and narrative films like "Happiness" and, now, "The Wrestler."
You can easily forget that it's a cold, rainy, late November afternoon in Santa Monica if you're inside the warm, earth-toned offices of the Bedford Falls Co., the production shingle launched by…
When Ed Zwick appeared at a November screening of his new film, "Defiance," he quoted some lines from a poem by W. H. Auden called "September 1, 1939":
If Edward Zwick can be characterized as a director whose films are deeply personal with a distinct voice, then it's only fitting he's committed to helping the next generation of filmmakers find their…
Edward Zwick calls his influences "too numerous to list" -- but he does note some artistic touchstones that have stayed with him.
In the restless frontier of content made for the Internet, "Quarterlife," a series and social networking site produced by Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz, is already looking to become the next…
Awards season kicked off in earnest last week with the Golden Globes nominations and its sunrise roll call. Followers rubbed the sleep out of their eyes to find a tween queen challenging a…
For costume designer Jenny Beavan, her work always starts the same way. "Everything I do is based on the script and the story," Beavan says. "I absorb myself in research and talk to the director…
Fifteen pages into the script of "Synecdoche, New York," production designer Mark Friedberg was deeply moved, though even now he can't exactly say why.
Ann Roth delves into the script to find clues for a character's costume. "I approach it as the character is written," says Roth, who worked on "The Reader," "Doubt" and "Mamma Mia!" this year. "