Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty is back for its second season on HBO, pushing deeper into the 1980s as it continues to recount the on- and off-court stories surrounding the Showtime era of the Los Angeles Lakers. After sharing cinematography duties with Mihai Malaimare Jr. on Season 1, Todd Banhazl, ASC returned for Season 2, now joined by fellow cinematographers John Matysiak, Ricardo Diaz and Darran Tiernan, ISC.
Created by Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck and directed by David Mandel, the five-part miniseries White House Plumbers shines a fresh light on the real-life comedy of errors that burst out of the infamous Watergate scandal. Light Iron provided dailies and final color for the project, which reteamed cinematographer Steven Meizler and supervising colorist Ian Vertovec.
Lawrence Sher, ASC, is an American cinematographer and film director best known for his work on Joker (2019), Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), War Dogs (2016), The Hangover (2009) and Garden State (2004). He has just completed filming Joker: Folie a deux – the follow up to the 2019 film which comes out in 2024. Last month he was appointed as the president of the 2023 FilmLight Color Awards jury. The winners of the award will be announced in November at EnergaCamerImage. Sher recently spoke with Digital Cinema Report via email about cinematography, about the role of color in the filmmaking process and about the color awards themselves. Here is that conversation.
Mark Roberts Motion Control, a Nikon company, has launched its latest innovation, the Cinebot Mini, a small, lightweight, and versatile camera robot designed to enable operators to take charge of every shot. The Cinebot Mini has been engineered for simplicity, with a range of user-friendly, simple, and portable features ideal for studio owners, content creators, grips, cinematographers, and camera operators.
In recognition of World Photography Day on Saturday, August 19, Fujifilm will present Create with Us, an immersive celebration of visual arts at Seattle’s iconic Fremont Studios. The free, hands-on event for anyone interested in photography, cinematography, or the arts, Create with Us will be a curated, public event that will showcase the power of image and video making from an emerging generation of image makers and content creators.
FilmLight has finalized its 2023 color awards jury and appointed renowned cinematographer, Lawrence Sher, ASC, as this year’s president. Due to popular demand, the awards deadline has also been extended, with submissions now closing to the global colorist community on August 7.
The American Society of Cinematographers, founded in 1919, is an invitation-only organization that recognizes industry professionals in the director of photography and visual effects fields. Membership has become a mark of prestige, as the title of ASC member is considered one of the highest honors a Hollywood Industry professional can receive.
Academy Award-nominee Darren Aronofsky is currently directing the feature-length documentary film Postcard from Earth, a first-of-its-kind production set to debut at Sphere in Las Vegas this October. Aronofsky is utilizing the Big Sky camera system to capture content for the immersive production, which will fully-maximize Sphere’s 22nd century technologies – including the world’s highest resolution LED screen, the world’s most advanced concert audio system, and atmospheric elements such as wind and scent – to transport audiences to places both real and imagined.
In 1851, the newly established border between Mexico and the USA is the setting for a conflict fueled by the anger and xenophobia caused by the Mexican American War. A group of immigrants forge the myth of the Latin Robin Hood, Joaquín Murrieta. La Cabeza de Joaquín Murrieta was created by Mauricio Leiva-Cock and Diego Ramírez-Schrempp, and directed by David Pablos (episodes 1-4), Humberto Hinojosa (episodes 5-8). The series was produced by Dynamo Productions and Amazon Studios. Cinematographer Paulo Perez, ADFC, was chosen to capture the wide vistas of Mexico in the new Latin-Western series.
Christopher, a major new Malayam action film directed by B. Unnikrishnan and starring veteran actor and superstar of Indian cinema, Mammootty, follows a maverick cop who is forced to work outside the limits of the law when the system fails. The story weaves across the past and present, while revealing the motives that shape his actions. The film was shot by cinematographer Faiz Siddik.