The September 2018 issue of American Cinematographer magazine, which features a special focus on international production.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Rob Hardy, BSC partnered with director Christopher McQuarrie for a globe-trotting mission that would find them shooting in England, France, Norway and New Zealand as they captured the latest adventure of Impossible Missions Force agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his allies. Hardy and co. take readers behind the scenes of the eye-popping action.
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Florian Ballhaus, ASC reteamed with a longtime collaborator, director Robert Schwentke, for this black-and-white feature set during the last days of World War II. The cinematographer and director each share their experiences making the movie, which shot entirely in Germany and was a passion project of Schwentke’s.
How It Ends
Peter Flinckenberg, FSC and director David M. Rosenthal invited AC to jump into the passenger seat during the making of this Netflix feature. When a mysterious apocalyptic event begins to wipe out entire cities, Will (Theo James) loses contact with his wife, Samantha (Kat Graham), and must team up with his ever-disapproving father-in-law, Tom (Forest Whitaker), on a perilous cross-country road trip to find her. The crew details their work on the Winnipeg, Canada-based production.
Remi Adefarasin, BSC was behind the camera for director Jesse Peretz’s comedy about the awkward and unlikely triangle that forms between Annie (Rose Byrne), her boyfriend Duncan (Chris O’Dowd), and singer-songwriter Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke). Adefarasin and his crew welcomed AC to the set of the U.K.-based production for a firsthand look behind the scenes.
ASC International Cinematography Summit
AC offers a recap of this unique four-day event, which was presented by the American Society of Cinematographers and attended by representatives of cinematography organizations from all around the world. Meeting at the ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood — with daily trips to other venues throughout Los Angeles — the participants discussed professional and technological issues and worked to define how cinematographers can best maintain the quality and artistic integrity of the images they create.
The September issue’s departments also offers illuminating insights:
Shot Craft catches up with a group of cinematographers to discuss the challenges of working on a production that shoots in multiple countries. This section will also take a look at image-circle expanders for zoom lenses.
Short Takes spotlights cinematographer Christian Herrera’s recent work shooting in Kuwait City.
ASC Close-Up spotlights Society member Mat Beck, whose credits as a visual-effects supervisor include the features Strange Days, Titanic, The X Files, Galaxy Quest, Spider-Man 2 and Riddick, and the television series Supernatural, Smallville, The Originalsand The Vampire Diaries.