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Exploring ‘The Man in the High Castle’ with Cinematographer Gonzalo Amat


We talk in depth about how your favorite scenes from the third season were shot and how the cinematography changed with the addition of more science fiction elements.

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6 Filmmaking Tips from Sergei Eisenstein


The legendary filmmaker behind ‘Battleship Potemkin’ talks inspiration, innovation, and the key to great cinematography.


The Narrative Immersion of the Tracking Shot


Watch this video essay that demonstrates how tracking shots take audiences into and through a film along with the characters.

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The Narrative Benefits of the Long Take


Watch this video essay about a cinematography technique keeps you engaged with your setting, characters, and plot by keeping entire scenes uninterrupted by cuts.

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The Enhancing Nature of the Lens Plot


Watch this video essay about a cinematography technique that draws viewers deeper into the story.

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Seamus McGarvey on Executing the Photogenic Signatures of ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’


We chat with the cinematographer about his collaboration with Drew Goddard and the influences that fed the energetic neon-noir.

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A Conversation with ‘Papillon’ Cinematographer Hagen Bogdanski


Bogdanski blazes a new ‘Papillon’ trail and gives some insight on the work of a cinematographer.

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The Visual Austerity of ‘First Reformed’


Just like the transcendental movies Paul Schrader first wrote about 46 years ago, ‘First Reformed’ is shot in a restrained manner designed to open up space for the spiritual.

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The 25 Most Beautiful Dean Cundey Shots


A celebration of one of Hollywood’s most prolific cinematographers.