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."
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…
For cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto's latest picture, "21 Grams," he used three film stocks and innovative processing techniques to create distinctly different looks as the film's Byzantine narrative…
How do you film a story that cuts between the imaginative past of a man who spins tall tales about his adventures and the prosaic present?
Guillermo Arriaga's screenplay for "21 Grams" presented formidable challenges to the film's director, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, and his cinematographer, Rodrigo Prieto.
Russell Boyd is one of a growing band of veteran Aussie d.p.'s who have ascended to Hollywood prominence after decades of success Down Under.
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…
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…
To the layman, Chris Menges' cinematography in "Dirty Pretty Things" may look tawdry, claustrophobic ... in fact, downright ugly. But it's pitch-perfect for the subject matter: Third World immigrants…