Lensers on the Cusp
On Saturday, April 28, 10 young cinematographers will be honored at the Newport Beach Film Festival in Newport Beach, Calif. For this annual event, Variety identifies some of the world’s most promising DPs. Members of the class of 2018 — picked for their recent breakthrough projects — reflect the profession’s inherent versatility and growing diversity. It includes women and men; multiple races and ethnicities; practitioners of film, television, commercials and music videos; lenser who shoot on both film and digital media; and a wide assortment of countries of origin, including Norway, Denmark, the U.K., Mexico, Netherlands, Australia and the U.S. But despite their various origins, all these DPs share a love for their craft, an expertise with the technology of filmmaking, and a passion for creating the right pictures to tell the story.