Gordon Willis ASC / The Godfather trilogy

THE PRINCE OF DARKNESS In the first installment of a new section celebrating the history of film, we look back at the influence of Gordon Willis ASC and the Godfather trilogy. “On The Godfather, we got huge flak from Paramount. It even made Francis Ford Coppola nervous. But I said, ‘Just hang in there. It’s … Read more

January 2020: To Make The Drama Work

To Make The Drama Work Across The Pond / Mark London Williams To Make The Drama Work Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Lead image: Mihai Malaimare Jr. points the way during production on Jojo Rabbit It’s Boxing Day as we sit down to unpack the items slated for the current column, and it … Read more

Andy Alderslade loves long takes on I’m Not In Love

DP Andy Alderslade wrote in with details about I’m Not in Love, a romantic comedy set in North London, directed by Col Spector, starring Al Weaver and Cristina Catalina. “Col approached me for his third feature, I’m Not in Love. It’s about Rob (Al Weaver) who, on receiving a marriage ultimatum from his girlfriend Marta, … Read more

Vittorio Storaro AIC ASC / Wonder Wheel

Who’s Afraid Of Red, Green and Blue? Vittorio Storaro AIC ASC / Wonder Wheel Who’s Afraid Of Red, Green and Blue? Vittorio Storaro AIC ASC / Wonder Wheel By the master himself, triple Oscar-winning cinematographer, Vittorio Storaro AIC ASC, shares his experiences of shooting Woody Allen’s Wonder Wheel digitally, and offers more sage advice for … Read more

DP Adam Scarth reports on Daphne

Cinematographer Adam Scarth wrote in with details of his work on Peter Mackie Burns’ indie-drama Daphne, starring Emily Beecham. The movie follows a young woman negotiating the tricky business of modern life. Caught in the daily rush of her restaurant job and kaleidoscopic nightlife of new faces, Daphne is the life of the party, but … Read more

Adam Scarth

All that jazz Meet the New Wave / Adam Scarth All that jazz Meet the New Wave / Adam Scarth Filmography (so far): Daphne  (2016), Apostasy  (2016) When did you discover you wanted to be a cinematographer? I knew from my teenage years that I wanted to work in film, but I didn’t know then what … Read more