Harris Savides may be more at home in the arthouse than the cineplex, but that didn't keep him from lensing not one but two large-scale period crime films this year, "Zodiac" and "American Gangster."
"Atonement" has one of those sequences that keeps movie buffs buzzing long after awards season: a 5½-minute Steadicam shot that follows war-fatigued James McAvoy at the evacuation of Dunkirk.
D.p. Eric Gautier may be a Cannes mainstay thanks to his collaborations with Gallic helmers like Olivier Assayas, but it's his work on Sean Penn's very American "Into the Wild" that finds him on…
Francophile filmgoers were already well aware of cinematographer Eric Gautier's work long before Sean Penn enlisted him for "Into the Wild." The Paris native is the lenser of choice for post-Nouvelle…
For cinematographer Martin Ruhe, going from shooting a few days at a time on musicvideos and blurbs to seven weeks on location for "Control" took some getting used to. "Commercials are a sprint and…
As in sports, films must take great care in finding the right mix of players to find success. A multitude of big names and fat paychecks does not necessarily a winner make -- just ask George…
Hundreds of independent films come to Park City with high hopes of scoring a distribution deal. Perhaps a dozen or so end up actually grasping the theatrical grail.
"From the earliest discussions, I had with (director) Oliver (Stone), we always talked about an approach of restraint," says the Irish d.p. That meant eschewing camera operatics in favor of finding…
"Volver" marks the Tangiers-born cinematographer's fourth collaboration with helmer Pedro Almodovar, but the earthy beauty of "Volver" is a change from the candy-colored "Women on the Verge of a…
Cable and satellite companies continue to play a key role in getting indie films made, whether it's providing a chunk of financing with a pre-licensing deal or fully funding a pic.