Ellen Kuras ASC

SUPREME STORYTELLER While at Brown University, studying semiotics and social anthropology in the late 1970s, Ellen Kuras ASC, took a photography class at Rhode Island School of Design. It was a move that changed the course of her life, as she found herself intuitively drawn to stories told through visual mediums and was fascinated by the idea of propaganda and how meaning is created in film and photography.   After moving … Read more

Take a sneak peek inside the May 2021 issue of British Cinematographer

The May 2021 issue of British Cinematographer is now here! You can find out more about just some of the incredible interviews and exclusive articles you can expect to find inside this not-to-be-missed edition now by reading on… POLLY MORGAN BSC ASC ON A QUIET PLACE PART II In our latest cover story special, we catch up with cinematographer Polly … Read more

Join Ellen Kuras ASC for a free Sundance webinar on the art and craft of cinematography

On Saturday 27 March, join cinematographer Ellen Kuras ASC for a Sundance webinar presented by Sony Pictures. Kuras will share how intention and point of view are the core principles of cinematography and tactics you can employ to bring deeper meaning to each frame in your next film. A pioneer behind the camera since the … Read more

Cooke S4/I Prime Lenses convey the horrors of war in Catch-22

For the Hulu, six-episode Catch-22 drama, directed by Grant Heslov, Ellen Kuras ASC and George Clooney, cinematographer Martin Ruhe relied on two sets of Cooke Optics’ S4/i prime lenses matched with two ARRI Alexa Mini cameras. Based on the acclaimed Joseph Heller novel, Catch-22 is set during World War II and revolves around a military … Read more

September 2018: “The Jane Goodall of Cinematography”

The Jane Goodall of Cinematography Across The Pond / Mark London Williams The Jane Goodall of Cinematography Across The Pond / Mark London Williams LEAD IMAGE: Ellen Kuras, captures Jane, National Geographic’s documentary on Jane Goodall, in Tanzania. Credit: National Geographic L.A. has always been a town filled with self-congratulations – though D.C. gives it … Read more

Ellen Kuras ASC / A Little Chaos

Constant Gardener Ellen Kuras ASC / A Little Chaos Constant Gardener Ellen Kuras ASC / A Little Chaos Ever since Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004), cinematographer Ellen Kuras ASC and actress Kate Winslet have remained close. So when a period drama starring Winslet came across Kuras’ desk – never mind the fact that … Read more