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.
Director David Cronenberg’s 1988 horror film Dead Ringers, about twin OBGYNs whose penchant for tricking others threatens to shatter their own psyches, has received a sibling of its own with the six-episode Amazon miniseries of the same name. Starring Rachel Weisz as twins Beverly and Elliot Mantle, the show tracks a similar descent into madness, but one that’s carefully distinguished as a complement to its predecessor. All throughout the series, the color red plays a key role.
For Proof Sheet, cinematographer Jonathan Pope and director Richard Kilroy discussed references and inspirations for a film set in 1999 Los Angeles and the challenges of hiding 2023 Los Angeles. Taking place between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, the noir film Proof Sheet tells the story of a beautiful woman in trouble and an incriminating roll of film that sends a photo-lab worker on an investigation into a dark world of sex, secrets, and murder.
The American Society of Cinematographers and its Motion Imaging Technology Council have announced the highly anticipated Version 1.0 release of two groundbreaking specifications that are ready for incorporation into products, including ASC Framing Decision List and ASC Media Hash List.
The American Film Institute is accepting applications for the 2023 Cinematography Intensive for Women presented by Panavision. The four-day program will be held on the AFI Campus in Los Angeles on June 22–25. Designed for aspiring cinematographers, the goal of the program is to provide participants with a toolkit to secure on-set experience in the field and first-hand industry insights demonstrating the path to professional career success.