Erik Messerschmidt ASC / Mank

MASTERCLASS IN MONOCHROME Black-and-white biopic Mank sees another successful collaboration between cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt ASC and director David Fincher as they craft an authentic portrayal of Hollywood’s golden age and explore the turbulent development of the script for Citizen Kane. “This was not an offer I had to consider; the answer was an immediate yes,” … Read more

The VFX Supervisor-DP Relationship

THE REAL AND THE UNREAL “In my experience, most DPs get VFX. They’re often a technical bunch who love cameras and gear so they get what we do,” says Geoff D.E. Scott. Scott has supervised his share of visual effects, both on celluloid-shot movies, like Richard Donner’s underrated thriller 16 Blocks and Robert Eggers’ career-launching … Read more