Oprah Winfrey will receive the 2004 Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Broadcasters during the All-Industry Opening of NAB2004 in Las Vegas, April 19.
When musing about cinematographers who dared directors to be great, the late Conrad Hall comes first to mind. Hall, who died Jan. 4, 2003, was a three-time Oscar winner, including his posthumous…
Guillermo Arriaga's screenplay for "21 Grams" presented formidable challenges to the film's director, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, and his cinematographer, Rodrigo Prieto.
"You've got to see Takashi Miike's films. They're absolutely stunning," Robert Richardson exclaims. The cinematographer believes Miike -- a director of ultraviolent Japanese Yakuza films -- is one of…
Conventional wisdom dictates that the dominant artist on any given feature is the director, but that dominance is at most an act of faith. A collaborative enterprise by nature, each film is stamped…
Jim Sheridan's semi-autobiographical "In America" chronicles an Irish immigrant's journey to New York City in the early 1980s with his wife and two young daughters.
On Dec. 7, 2003, Eduardo Serra walked away with the cinematography award from Poland's prestigious Camera Image Festival. Laszlo Kovacs -- d.p. of "Easy Rider" and "The King of Marvin Gardens" -- was…
"Open Range" marks James Muro's debut as a feature d.p. after working since the early '80s as one of Hollywood's top Steadicam operators on dozens of features.
John Toll is one of the few cinematographers in history to score back-to-back Oscars -- for "Legends of the Fall" in 1994 and the following year for "Braveheart."
Director and co-screenwriter Catherine Hardwicke pushed the theme of teen angst to the brink in her indie-produced and financed "Thirteen." In developing the film's aesthetic, Hardwicke and…
Using predominantly non-actors in an improvisational mode, Gus Van Sant's atmospheric and topical meditation on modern American violence, "Elephant," chronicles a seemingly average day at a…