Ellen Kuras ASC Captures Netflix’s Pretend It’s a City

This article has been shared with permission from Sony. All images courtesy of Netflix. – Directed by Martin Scorsese, the ideation of this series began over ten years ago, starring the acerbic Fran Lebowitz, in what is a witty look at New York from her POV. Lebowitz, known for her satire and critical writings, has … Read more

Scorsese, Nolan and more pay tribute as BFI creative director Heather Stewart steps down

After a career at the BFI spanning 30 years, Heather Stewart is to step down in September 2021 from her current role as creative director. She will take on a new position as BFI director emeritus. As director emeritus, Stewart will continue to be an ambassador and advisor to the BFI, with a focus on … Read more

January 2019: A Common Language Among Filmmakers

A Common Language Among Filmmakers Across The Pond / Mark London Williams A Common Language Among Filmmakers Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Sort of like the space between the end of the first Daniel Craig James Bond film, and the start of the next, consider that we’re picking up essentially where we left … Read more

Remembering The Masters At Camerimage: Michael Ballhaus

The aim of “Remembering the Masters” is to accentuate the craft of all those brilliant cinematographers who passed away, and to provoke a discussion about the cinematic possibilities given by the films which over the years set the standards for what we watch today. “Remembering the Masters” became a celebrated Camerimage section, both by the … Read more

Martin Scorsese and Cate Blanchett declare the 71st Festival de Cannes open!

The Festival de Cannes opened yesterday evening at the Grand Théâtre Lumière with an excerpt from Pierrot le fou by Jean-Luc Godard, from which the poster for this 71st edition was taken. The hallmark of this edition is inspiration, and the tone was set by the verve and enthusiasm of Edouard Baer, Master of Ceremonies, … Read more

ASC to Honor Angelina Jolie with Board of Governors Award

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced Oscar®-winner Angelina Jolie as the recipient of the 2018 ASC Board of Governors Award. The presentation will be made at the organization’s 32nd Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement on Feb. 17 at Hollywood & Highland’s Ray Dolby Ballroom. The ASC Board of Governors Award is given … Read more

Michael Ballhaus ASC: 1935-2017

We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of one of the greatest – Michael Ballhaus, the 2010 Camerimage Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Michael Ballhaus was born in Berlin in 1935. He was well known for his stunning camerawork for such directors as Rainer Werner Fassbinder (“The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant”, “The … Read more

Chapman Wins 2016 Camerimage Lifetime Achievement Award

When asked in the 1990s by film critic Gene Siskel to name a shot or image from one of the movies he directed that could be treated as a calling card of his career up to that point, Martin Scorsese admitted that the opening title shot of Raging Bull may have such a force. The image of a lonely … Read more

Bob Richardson ASC / Hugo Cabret

Secrets Unlocked Bob Richardson ASC / Hugo Cabret Secrets Unlocked Bob Richardson ASC / Hugo Cabret BY: Bob Fisher Robert Richardson ASC and his 3D journey into the 1930s on Hugo  with Martin Scorsese. Hugo  is the cinematic adaption of a 526-page book authored by Brian Selznick. “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” recounts the story of … Read more

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