Live Free or Die Hard
Simon Duggan, ACS reveals how he captured all the action for the fourth film in the ever-popular Die Hard franchise. AC's Australian correspondent, Simon Gray, will debrief Duggan about staging a series of explosive and logistically complex setpieces.
Peter Zeitlinger endured a grueling shoot in Thailand to bring director Werner Herzog's thrilling prisoner-of-war drama to the big screen. Fred Schruers, former senior editor of Premiere magazine, talks to both Zeitlinger and Herzog about the arduous location work involved in this ambitious production.
Alexander Grusynski, ASC was behind the camera on this teen-oriented mystery-comedy. Gruszynski discusses his approach to the film's poppy, stylized images.
Army of Shadows (1969)
French cinematographer Pierre L'homme, AFC discusses his role in restoring this classic World War II drama, which he shot in the late 1960s for director Jean-Pierre Melville.
The July issue's departments offers illuminating insights:
DVD Playback reviews new DVD versions of All That Jazz (1979), shot by Giuseppe Rotunno, ASC, AIC; The Queen (2006), shot by Affonso Beato, ASC; and Notes on a Scandal (2006), shot by Chris Menges, BSC.
Production Slate offers interviews with cinematographer Jan Kiesser, ASC, CSC about shooting the independent zombie comedy Fido, and Hungarian cameraman Giula Pados, HSC about his work on the drama Evening, directed by ASC member Lajos Koltai.
Points East presents a piece on the tense, New York-based terrorism drama Day Night Day Night, shot by Belgian cinematographer Beno"t Debie.
Short Takes analyzed the short film Rose, shot by Adam Meltzer.
Post Focus presents an overview of digital multi-masters by Simon Cuff, president of Digital Vision.
Filmmakers' Forum offers a piece by the head of the ASC Technology Committee, Curtis Clark, about his recent trip to Korea.