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‘Generation Wealth’ Cinematographer Shana Hagan on How Cinematography Requires Human Connection


We talk to her about the intimate process of documentary filmmaking, her experience on set for ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ and more.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Busby Berkeley


His set-pieces are legend, his showgirls are legion: here’s your crash course in the master of Hollywood escapism.

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Frank G. DeMarco on Capturing Punk Rock Grit in ‘How To Talk To Girls At Parties’


We chat with the cinematographer behind John Cameron Mitchell’s latest phantasmagorical punk rock fable.

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Roger Deakins Is Bullish on the Future of Digital Cinematography


Where Janusz Kaminski was concerned about losing himself, Deakins is ever the pragmatist.

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How ‘Breaking Bad’ Turns the Camera into a Character


An ode to the show’s brilliant POV shots.

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The Cinematographic References of ‘Annihilation’


The creepy, captivating sci-fi film has strands of Andrei Tarkovsky and the ‘Alien’ franchise in its DNA, but here are some influences you might have missed.

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A Brief History of Movies Shot With Phones


Grab your phone and start shooting. The audience is waiting. 

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The 35 Most Beautiful Roger Deakins Shots


In celebration of his first Oscar win (on his 14th try), let’s celebrate by counting down the most beautiful shots in Roger Deakins’ prolific career.

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The Ever-Changing Aspect Ratios of the Jurassic Park Franchise


Aspect ratios killed the dino-awe.