"War is hell!" Patton famously declared. Had he been a cinematographer, the general might also have viewed war as occasionally surreal or laced with black comedy and satire.
While live-action films cast actors, then use costumes and makeup to achieve the look they want, animated productions get to design their characters, limited only by imagination.
Live-action editors will tell you theirs is the one of the most misunderstood jobs in Hollywood, but that's nothing compared to the image problem facing their counterparts in CG animation.
Evoking the mid- to late-20th century without stylizing to the point of viewer distraction is a tricky endeavor, but five cinematographers have managed to capture the essence of recent time periods…
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 -…
Disney is singing more than one type of toon this awards season.
Lights, camera, action. That works for live action and stop-motion animation, which use physical lights.
Foreign-language films are where BAFTA breaks step with the Oscars. The voting system is markedly different, with only four of this year's 65 Oscar entries having qualified for the 2010 BAFTAs.
Each Oscar season has its share of obvious front-runners attached to studio pictures and hotly hyped movies for which nominations seem practically a given. But the real suspense every year lies in…
During February's Academy Awards broadcast, the focus returned again and again to the performers from "Slumdog Millionaire." From the attractive young budding-star leads Dev Patel and Freida Pinto to…
While this year's Oscar hopefuls wait for that early-morning call Feb. 2 when the nominations are announced, some notable and perennial contenders are taking a breather this time around as they…