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Go behind the scenes and read the views of the DoPs on some of the latest productions

Noah Greenberg / Lizzie

Frequent collaborators, DP Noah Greenberg and Director Craig William Macneill, joined forces once more to capture Lizzie - a psychological thriller that recounts the infamous murder of the Borden family in 1892. Trevor Hogg spoke extensively with Greenberg to get his views on shooting his first period piece, released in the US this week.

Larry Fong ASC / The Predator

Trevor Hogg is back with another exclusive DP conversation, this time with Larry Fong ASC discussing his experiences lighting science-fiction The Predator, the fourth in the Predator film series, released this week in the US.

Giles Nuttgens BSC / Colette

BAFTA Film Award nominated cinematographer Giles Nuttgens BSC partnered with filmmaker Wash Westmoreland for the late 19th century biopic Colette, featuring Keira Knightley as French novelist Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, whose husband Henry ‘Willy’ Gauthier-Villars takes credit for her work. The film is set for release in the US in September and the UK next January, and Trevor Hogg spoke extensively to Nuttgens about working on the upcoming feature.
Feature Image: Robert Viglasky / Bleecker Street

John Dibbs / Spitfire: The Feature Documentary

Spitfire: The Feature Documentary tells the story of the British fighter plane, which was utilized in 1940's Battle of Britain. John Dibbs, who served as a producer and cinematographer, painted the pictures in the sky and tells us how he celebrated a British icon.

Oscar Faura / Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

The second installment of the Jurassic World trilogy, following three years after the eponymous opener, Fallen Kingdom saw Spaniard Oscar Faura picking up the cinematography baton to guide the visuals on the two-hour adventure ride.

Dariusz Wolski ASC / Sicario: Day Of The Soldado

Dariusz Wolski ASC grabbed his lenses and set about showcasing the sequel to 2015's Sicario in Day Of The Soldado, a gritty thriller about the drugs war at the US-Mexico border.

Charlotte Bruus Christensen DFF / A Quiet Place

Charlotte Bruus Christensen DFF took on the horror genre and shot 35mm film for A Quiet Place. Read all about her love of the analogue way of working, how she collaborated with Panavision on a specific lens set, and why she believes film is uniquely atmospheric.

Sam McCurdy BSC / Lost In Space

To reboot 1965 TV series Lost In Space, Netflix returned to the source material - the novel Swiss Family Robinson - and combined it with a visual treatment straight out of the future, delivered to the screen by Sam McCurdy BSC.

Eben Bolter / The Woman In White

Another former 'New Wave' star, Eben Bolter, was behind the camera for the BBC series The Woman In White, and speaks to us again about creating a cinematic realism, moving the camera led by the story and avoiding the stereotypical look.

Remi Adefarasin OBE BSC / Juliet, Naked

Adapted from the Nick Hornby novel of the same name, Juliet, Naked is a contemporary story about an obscure rocker encountering the long-suffering girlfriend of an obsessive fan, which releases in the US in August. Trevor Hogg speaks in an exclusive interview to its British cinematographer, Remi Adefarasin OBE BSC, about his work on the film.

Aaron Reid / 10×10

The psychological thriller 10x10 seesaws from quiet to bombastic, light-and-airy to dark, all cramped into the space of 90 minutes. Former 'New Wave' inductee Aaron Reid took on the challenges of balancing seclusion and claustrophobia on Alexa Mini.

Zac Nicholson BSC / The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society

For this historical drama, DP Zac Nicholson BSC took on the task of making the German occupation of the Channel Islands in WWII beautiful, not saccharine, and look as a fairy tale but not contrived. Read on about how he tackled the locations, the sets, two time periods and a variety of hardware.

Catherine Goldschmidt / The Honor List

When tragedy strikes before high-school graduation, four friends who have gone their separate ways reluctantly put their differences aside and reunite to complete a forgotten bucket list in The Honor List, directed by Elissa Down and captured by cinematographer Catherine Goldschmidt.

Ed Lachman ASC / Wonderstruck

Todd Haynes’ touching mystery Wonderstruck is the fifth narrative collaboration between the director and cinematographer Ed Lachman ASC. The American DP reveals how he linked the two time periods, how he took inspiration from silent-era movies, and why a black-and-white look is very different on film compared to digital.

Gary Shaw / Mute

Mute, the latest feature from director Duncan Jones, is a dark, despairing thriller, exploring themes of parenthood and hope, set in a futuristic version of Berlin. As with 2009 sci-fi hit Moon, Jones teamed up again with British DP Gary Shaw.