When Ang Lee first approached Oscar-winning cinematographer John Toll ("Braveheart," "Legends of the Fall," "Cloud Atlas," "Sense8") with his ideas for "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk," Toll was…
Cinematography, the original cinematic art, maintained its breakneck rate of change in 2016. As always, technology and technique intertwined with personal artistic sensibilities and stories to drive…
At the New York Film Festival premiere of "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk," director Ang Lee told audiences to think of his film as an experiment. Shot in a revolutionary new format — stereoscopic…
Director-writer Alan Parker (“Midnight Express,” “Angel Heart”) serves as jury president of the main competition at the Camerimage film festival in Bydgoszcz, Poland. The fest runs until Nov. 19. The…
Back in the day, aspiring cinematographers would join the union and work their way up, learning their craft along the way. And if they were lucky, they would be mentored by a few good men. "John is…
Cinematographers John Toll, Bill Bennett and Lowell Peterson will be honored by the American Society of Cinematographers in February.
Few people on a movie set have more knowledge of what it takes to direct a film than the cinematographer, but commanding talent and developing a project aren't always included in the skill set.
Aspiring cinematographers with some knowledge and experience with the medium have just been given another opportunity to advance their skill set by learning from the brahmins of the biz. The American…
Steven Poster has been re-elected to a three-year term as president of the Intl. Cinematographers Guild after running unopposed. The guild, which operates as Local 600 of the Intl. Alliance of…
Despite the inevitable franchise fatigue, this solid production still delivers more than enough of what fans expect.
An intense three-hour mental workout rewarded with a big emotional payoff, "Cloud Atlas" suggests that all human experience is connected in the pursuit of freedom, art and love.