For Variety’s FYC Fest, three revered cinematographers sit down to discuss their passion, their work being crushed by advances in technology and the future of the art form. Oscar nominee Matthew Libatique (Netflix’s “The Prom”), Tami Reiker (Netflix’s “The Old Guard” and Amazon Studios’ “One Night in Miami”) and Dariusz Wolski (Universal Pictures’ “News of the World”) have a candid conversation about their humble beginnings, how they got to this point in their careers and their own hopes for the evolution of the medium.
Moderated by Variety’s Film Awards Editor Clayton Davis, the panelists discuss their latest works with filmmakers like Paul Greengrass, Regina King, Ryan Murphy and Gina Prince-Bythewood. In addition, the DPs talk about various techniques, and collaborating with auteurs and each other. Finally, and the most astonishing reveal, they say their hard work and visual output is being killed by advances in technology. They also discuss how an iPhone is the only device that displays their films as they were intended to be seen.