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2013 / 08 — August Issue of American Cinematographer
2013 / 08 — August Issue of American Cinematographer

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The Lone Ranger (Walt Disney Co.)
Bojan Bazelli, ASC, tapped Panavision's classic C Series anamorphic lenses and combined film and digital capture to render a unique vision of the Old West for Gore Verbinski's The Lone Ranger. Filmed across the American Southwest over 150 days, the production was the most ambitious of Bazelli's career, partly because Verbinski was determined to stage much of the spectacular action practically.

Pacific Rim (Warner Bros.)
Guillermo Navarro, ASC filmed this ambitious sci-fi adventure, in which humans must pilot giant robots to fight off mysterious monsters that threaten the existence of Earth. The production is the cinematographer's sixth feature-film collaboration with director Guillermo del Toro, following Cronos, The Devil's Backbone, Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth and Hellboy II: The Golden Army.

The Wolverine (20th Century Fox)
Ross Emery, ACS was behind the camera for the latest installment in the big-screen exploits of the mutant superhero Wolverine (Hugh Jackman). This time, the adamantium-clawed member of the X-Men travels to modern-day Japan, where he must confront an old enemy. Emery teamed with director James Mangold for the movie, which was shot using an Arri Alexa Plus and Panavision anamorphic lenses.

The Attack (Cohen Media Group)
Tommaso Fiorilli used mostly handheld or Steadicam shots on location in Israel and the Palestinian Territories to capture this dark drama about an Arab surgeon in Tel Aviv whose world is rocked by a suicide bombing that kills his wife and makes him question who she really was. Fiorilli teamed with director Ziad Doueiri on the film and used an Alexa Plus with Cooke primes over a 40-day production schedule.

The August issue's departments also offers interesting highlights:

  • Short Takes presents insights from cinematographer Robert Richardson, ASC about his work on the short film Wild Horses, directed and co-written by Stephanie Martin.

  • Production Slate offers an interview with cinematographer Charlotte Bruus Christensen about the Danish drama The Hunt, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at cinematographer Nicholas D. Knowland, BSC's work on director Peter Strickland's Berberian Sound Studio.

  • Post Focus details the image workflow employed by Encore for the 13-part miniseries Under the Dome. Based on the novel by Stephen King, the miniseries was photographed by Cort Fey, ASC.

  • ASC Close-Up profiles Society member Stuart Dryburgh, who earned an Oscar nomination for his work on The Piano. His other feature credits include Analyze This, Bridget Jones' Diary, The Recruit, The Painted Veil, Amelia, Texas Killing Fields and the upcoming The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.