The October 2018 issue of American Cinematographer magazine, which features a special focus on lighting tools and techniques.
I Think We’re Alone Now
Reed Morano, ASC directed and shot this feature about Del (Peter Dinklage), whose welcome solitude following a mysterious apocalypse is interrupted by the sudden arrival of Grace (Elle Fanning). Morano details her multifaceted work on the feature, which received a Special Jury Prize for Excellence in Filmmaking from this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
Javier Aguirresarobe, ASC, AEC joined director Chris Weitz to tell the story of the team of agents who were brought together 15 years after World War II to track down and detain Hitler’s deadliest lieutenant, Adolf Eichmann (here portrayed by Ben Kingsley). Aguirresarobe and his collaborators discuss their approach to the period production, which shot on location in Argentina.
Benjamin Loeb teamed with director Panos Cosmatos for this feverishly violent vision of the year 1983. After the love of his life, Mandy (Andrea Riseborough), is taken by cult leader Jeremiah Sand (Linus Roache), Red (Nicolas Cage) embarks on an all-or-nothing quest for revenge. Loeb pulls back the curtain on the making of the onscreen madness.
Noah Greenberg was behind the camera for director Craig William Macneill’s take on the Borden family and the murders in 1892 that made their names well-known. Greenberg shares his insights from the production, which stars Chloë Sevigny as the eponymous Lizzie Borden, and Kristen Stewart as Bridget Sullivan, the family’s housekeeper.
White Boy Rick
Tat Radcliffe and director Yann Demange tell the true story of Ricky Wershe Jr. (Richie Merritt). In 1980s Detroit, the teenage Wershe became a street hustler, FBI informant and drug kingpin. Radcliffe and co. take readers behind the scenes of the movie, which shot in locations including Cleveland, Las Vegas and Detroit.
The October issue’s departments also offers illuminating insights:
Shot Craft presents an exhaustive survey of lighting diffusion filters and the results they produce.
Short Takes spotlights cinematographer Nicole Hirsch Whitaker’s work for director Caryn Waechter’s Escape.
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