Subscribe to The Cinematography PodcastJ.D. Dillard's movie, Sweetheart, is a horror/thriller starring Kiersey Clemons (Hearts Beat Loud, Dope) as a woman who is stranded on a desert island and stalked by a mysterious monster. J.D. discusses the difficulties of shooting on a small island in Fiji, on a short time schedule, while being entirely outdoors and subject to the whims of nature. As a black filmmaker, he feels like it’s important to put people who look like him in genre films such as fantasy and horror.
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DP Stefan Ciupek on Guns Akimbo, the challenges of Russian Ark, working with Anthony Dod Mantle on Slumdog Millionaire and 127 HoursStefan Ciupek was one of the first adopters of digital camera technology, and became an early digital imaging technician (DIT) and colorist. He helped pull off an amazing achievement with 2003's Russian Ark, a 90 minute film shot entirely in one take, in one location. Cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle found him and the two worked on several projects, including 127 Hours and Slumdog Millionaire. As digital technology grew more technical, Stefan decided he wanted to be more involved in the creative process and returned to cinematography. For Guns Akimbo, Stefan read the script and immediately knew how he would shoot the over-the-top action movie.
Subscribe to The Cinematography PodcastDirector Jason Orley and DP Andrew Huebscher talk about their movie "Big Time Adolescence." The story follows a teen whose friendship with a twenty-something loser has destructive effects on his life. They discuss the close director/DP relationship on the movie, creating the look of the film, working with production company American High, and using the Chemical Wedding Artemis Pro App and Hollywood Camerawork shot designer App to plan out where to place the camera and lights.