"Up in the Air" is flying high with Washington film critics, who named Jason Reitman's pic best of the year for 2009.
"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.
Cinematography is no stranger to technology. From its origins over a century ago, the art of capturing moving images has, in the past 15 years, the advent of sophisticated digital tools.
Look past the corsets and the candles, the horses and the hallowed halls, and really, the only common element in the cinematography of this year's notable period films is the filmmakers' attempts to…
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.
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.
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…
Lights, camera, action. That works for live action and stop-motion animation, which use physical lights.
Disney is singing more than one type of toon this awards season.