The June 2019 issue of American Cinematographer magazine, which features a special focus on summer blockbusters.
Gavin Finney, BSC was behind the camera for this six-part miniseries based on Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s comedic novel about the end of the world. Finney, Gaiman — who also served as showrunner — and director Douglas Mackinnon welcomed AC to the set while working on location in South Africa.
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
Dan Laustsen, ASC, DFF and director Chad Stahelski — following their work on John Wick: Chapter 2 — continued their collaboration with this third installment in the action franchise featuring Keanu Reeves as the eponymous assassin. Laustsen details his work on the project and speaks to its particular challenges.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Lawrence Sher, ASC joined director Michael Dougherty for this sequel to 2014’s Godzilla. Sher discusses the intricate lighting and camera movement on display in the movie, which pits Godzilla against the outsize monsters Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah.
Teen Spirit and The Sun Is Also a Star
(Bleecker Street Media and Warner Bros.)
Autumn Durald Arkapaw teamed with director Max Minghella for Teen Spirit, about a shy teenager who yearns to escape her small town and chase her dream to sing, and with Ry Russo-Young for The Sun Is Also a Star, a drama about teenage love in the midst of a family’s struggles. The cinematographer shines a light on her work for each production.
The June issue’s departments also offer illuminating insights:
Shot Craft offers tips and tricks of the trade for cinematographers both established and on the rise.
Short Takes goes behind the scenes of director Shal Ngo’s sci-fi short The Last Fisherman, which cinematographer Jared Levy photographed on location on the South China Sea in Vietnam.
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