Matthews Max Menace helps light musical divas for DP Alan Jacobsen’s VH1 project

DP Alan Jacobsen’s mantra is, “There’s a way to do this that will work.” The problem-solver loves the “tinker-toys aspect of filmmaking”.  So when he was brought on to shoot a segment of VH1 Divas: Unsilent Night, holiday special, starring some of music’s greatest performers, he welcomed the challenge. The scene featured four musical legends sitting at a roundtable in an elegant … Read more

Cinematographer Alan Jacobsen on The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52

Slated for theatrical release on 9 July, feature documentary The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52 took director of photography Alan Jacobsen on a high seas adventure.  “In the film, the whale is most often referred to as he, or him,” said Jacobsen, “I imagine this is likely more a reflection of the male-dominated science … Read more

Imaginative cinematographer Alan Jacobsen shines in new Netlfix documentary Worn Clothes

Alan Jacobsen’s bold cinematography for the Netflix original documentary series Worn Stories is now available to watch globally.  Adapted from Emily Spivack’s New York Times best-selling book and helmed by Jenji Kohen alongside Tremolo and Tilted Productions, Worn Stories explores the often-overlooked memoirs living inside beloved articles of clothing. Owned by inspiring cultural figures and talented storytellers, … Read more

Cinematographer Alan Jacobsen deploys cinematic techniques for Outlier college courses

Director of photography Alan Jacobsen recently collaborated with Outlier.org to film a series of online college courses on a variety of subjects. Jacobsen, who shot the Oscar-nominated Strong Island, said: “Outlier is a dream client in that they came to me with science. They suggested people learn more effectively and are increasingly engaged when interacting with high-quality cinematic visuals. As … Read more

July 2018:
True Inspirations

True Inspirations Across The Pond / Mark London Williams True Inspirations Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Not all Presidencies in America are on the precipice of collapse. Kees van Oostrum (above), the DP behind films such as Gettysburg, series like Return to Lonesome Dove or the current The Fosters, as well as director … Read more