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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How Comics and Oscar Isaac Dictated the Cinematography of ‘Moon Knight’

We chat with cinematographers Gregory Middleton and Andrew Droz Palermo about diving into the Marvel Universe and attempting to live… Read More

Why They Jammed A Dozen Movies Into ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’

We chat with cinematographer Larkin Seiple about the numerous influences flooding throughout this multiversal madhouse. Read More

Why They Used Bottles as Lenses for ‘The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey’

We chat with cinematographer Shawn Peters about the new Apple TV+ series and how chasing imperfection always results in authenticity. Read More

Jeff Cronenweth Explains Why ‘Being the Ricardos’ Ditches the 4:3 Ratio

We chat with the cinematographer about capturing emotional truth rather than historical accuracy. Read More

How Göran Lundström Transformed Jared Leto for ‘House of Gucci’

We chat with the prosthetics designer about wrangling Jared Leto's massive mane, the first step in transforming the actor into… Read More

How Sound Mixing Solidifies the Cultural Takeover of ‘Encanto’

We chat with Alvin Wee about the art he supplies as the 'Encanto' score mixer and how tiny variations culminate… Read More

Warren Ellis Only Needs 30 Seconds of Footage to Score Your Whole Movie

We chat with the composer about his latest project, 'The Velvet Queen,' and about how he and Nick Cave jam-session… Read More

How David Newman Protected Leonard Bernstein with ‘West Side Story’

We chat with the composer about his role in the remake and why he was hired to stand guard over… Read More

Cinematographer Dan Laustsen Explains the Murky Noir Aesthetic of ‘Nightmare Alley’

Also: why his partnership with Guillermo del Toro is a match made in film noir hell. Read More