World Builders

World Builders

World Builders is an ongoing series of conversations with the most productive and thoughtful behind-the-scenes craftspeople.

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‘Aliens Abducted My Parents and Now I Feel Kinda Left Out’ Is A Lot of Title and Tones

We chat with Will Forte, Elizabeth Mitchell, and Jake Van Wagoner about the new Sundance indie and why tonal balance… Read More

Robert Richardson Embraced His Fears While Shooting ‘Emancipation’

We chat with the legendary cinematographer about finding a unique, almost black-and-white image for Antoine Fuqua's new film. Why did… Read More

Transforming Jetovators into Ilu for ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’

We chat with production designers Dylan Cole and Ben Procter about how they constructed Pandora's oceanic depths. Read More

DP Russell Carpenter on the Virtual Reality of ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’

We chat with the cinematographer about the challenges of simultaneously shooting live-action and virtual. Read More

200 Hours Makes One Garment in ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’

We chat with costume designer Deborah L. Scott about 'Avatar: The Way of Water' and how virtual fittings differ from… Read More

Ben Davis and the ‘High Noon’ Cinematography of ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’

We chat with the cinematographer about the Westerns that influenced Martin McDonagh's psychological slugfest. Read More

Carter Burwell Brought a Fairy Tale Sound to ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’

We chat with the composer about the challenges director Martin McDonagh initiated and how they arrived at a whimsical sound… Read More

Cinematographer K.K. Senthil Kumar Made Rambos Out of His Actors in ‘RRR’

We chat with the cinematographer about striking the right balance between fairy tale action and historically accurate drama. Read More

Chris Brewster Read a lot of Comics to Design the ‘Black Adam’ Fights

We chatted with the fight coordinator about the many comics and cartoons he devoured to bring authenticity to the 'Black… Read More