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Season 3 of Netflix’s rural family drug saga, Ozark, hits new visual highs (and dark narrative lows). by Valentina Valentini / Photos by Steve Dietl / Framegrabs Courtesy of Netflix   When Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) walks into an office full of large glass windows, he’s the guy who will note the windows are south-facing, and […]
Author: editor
Posted: June 5, 2020, 7:28 pm
Union members pay tribute to award-winning Director of Photography Allen Daviau, ASC. by Pauline Rogers / Featured Image Courtesy of Bruce McBroom    The internet blew up on April 15th, 2020 when it was announced that cinematic icon Allen Daviau, ASC, passed away due to complications from COVID-19. Tributes and memories poured in. Journalists opined […]
Author: editor
Posted: May 22, 2020, 5:58 pm
There never was (or will be) another artist like Aretha Franklin, as National Geographic Channel’s third season of Genius makes clear. by Matt Hurwitz / Photos and Framegrabs Courtesy of Richard DuCree / National Geographic Channel   Veteran TV director Anthony Hemingway recalls a moment shooting inside Atlanta’s historic Fox Theatre, for National Geographic Channel’s Genius: […]
Author: editor
Posted: May 4, 2020, 7:31 pm
Michael Alden Lloyd digs deep for indie gold in the new Lionsgate feature, The Quarry. by Pauline Rogers / Photos and Framegrabs Courtesy of Lionsgate   “It’s a classic setup – a stranger rolls into town, claiming to be someone he’s not,â€� explains Scott Teems, co-writer/director of The Quarry (available On Demand April 17, 2020) which was […]
Author: editor
Posted: April 14, 2020, 6:00 pm
Season Two of NBC’s hit drama, Manifest, challenges viewers (and the production team) to soar outside their comfort zones. By Pauline Rogers   While the series is based in realism, elements often veer in different directions depending on the moments. Season One became a test run. Guild Director of Photography Tim Norman, who rotated Season 1 […]
Author: editor
Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:00 pm
Game engine technology is showing up all over the film and TV industry, and now it takes a bow in the world of live awards shows.  by Debra Kaufman   Hollywood and game engines have forged an interesting alliance. The use of game engines to fuel virtual production has emerged as an unprecedented way to […]
Author: editor
Posted: February 24, 2020, 5:01 pm
On-set VFX makes a mighty return via the use of LED wall imagery on The Mandalorian, the first Star Wars live-action series for television.  by Kevin H. Martin / Photos by Francois Duhamel, SMPSP & Melinda Sue Gordon, SMPSP   While working on the Star Wars film Rogue One, director of photography Greig Fraser, ACS, ASC, proposed shooting cockpit scenes using […]
Author: editor
Posted: February 3, 2020, 9:14 pm
Sundance 2020 touches down with surprising new stories from the nation’s heartland and beyond – a cinematic tapestry of independent voices, ably supported by Local 600 camera team members. By David Geffner Featured Image from Charm City Kings by William Gray Photos Courtesy of Sundance Institute Unless Noted   A teenage science prodigy from Columbia […]
Author: editor
Posted: January 15, 2020, 4:00 pm
A handful of Sundance alumni, including Local 600 Director of Photography Tim Orr, gather to contemporize a classic figure of American letters. by Valentina Valentini / Photos by Michael Parmalee   Four out of the five directors and the cinematographer for all 10 episodes of the new Apple TV+ series Dickinson are Sundance alumni. It wasn’t a deliberate […]
Author: editor
Posted: January 1, 2020, 5:00 pm
Guild cinematographer Yorick Le Saux captures the “big dreams/big worldâ€� of Greta Gerwig’s new version of Little Women – a radical take on the classic novel. By Elle Schneider  / Photos by Wilson Webb, SMPSP   Fresh off the Oscar-nominated coming-of-age phenomenon Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig already knew what she wanted to direct as her next film: a script […]
Author: editor
Posted: December 4, 2019, 12:38 am

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Director: Brad Bird
Cinematographer: Mahyar Abousaeedi, Erik Smitt

The Incredibles hero family takes on a new mission, which involves a change in family roles: Bob Parr (Mr Incredible) must manage the house while his wife Helen (Elastigirl) goes out to save the world.
Posted: April 13, 2020, 7:03 am

Director: Tristram Shapeero, Michael Engler, Beth McCarthy-Miller, Jeff Richmond, Claire Scanlon, Ken Whittingham, Todd Holland, Linda Mendoza, Maggie Carey, Robert Carlock, Jaffar Mahmood, Don Scardino, Nicole Holofcener, Steve Buscemi, Shawn Levy, John Riggi, Gail Mancuso, Claire Cowperthwaite, Rhys Thomas, Jude Weng
Cinematographer: John Inwood
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A woman is rescued from a doomsday cult and starts life over again in New York City.
Posted: April 11, 2020, 10:08 pm

Director: Louis C.K.
Cinematographer: Paul Koestner

Single mother Sam Fox struggles to raise three girls while trying to maintain her career as an actor.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:29 pm

Director: Pamela Adlon
Cinematographer: Paul Koestner

Sam deals with lady things.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:28 pm

Director: Nisha Ganatra
Cinematographer: Nancy Schreiber

Sam brings home a colleague for dinner.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:28 pm

Director: Nisha Ganatra
Cinematographer: Paul Koestner, Nancy Schreiber

Sam is becoming insecure about her looks so she visits plastic surgeon Dr. Sook. But she invites her friend Sunny with her which compounds her inferiority complex.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:27 pm

Director: Lance Bangs
Cinematographer: Paul Koestner

Sam struggles to connect with Max, taking her out to lunch where she interferes in another couple's date. Max finally admits to her mother's friends that she's afraid she doesn't have much of a future. Duke takes her savings to the bank.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:27 pm

Director: Lance Bangs
Cinematographer: Paul Koestner

Frankie tricks Sam into going to the Mormon church with Duke's friend Morgan and her mother Trinity. Sam and Max escalate their fights over Max's hostile behavior.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:26 pm

Director: Lance Bangs
Cinematographer: Paul Koestner

Sam deals with some situations.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:26 pm

Director: Nisha Ganatra
Cinematographer: Paul Koestner

Sam explains to Max's friend Harvey why she doesn't trust him around her daughter. Frankie tells Sam she isn't fun anymore and Sam injures her foot trying to prove her wrong. A meeting with Frankie's teacher takes an odd turn.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:25 pm

Director: Nisha Ganatra
Cinematographer: Nancy Schreiber

Sam takes Max and her friend to a Joe Walsh concert where unexpected info is revealed. Sam's effort to get rid of a table turns difficult and she has to make a deal with Bulgarians but she gets a terrific chicken recipe from it.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:25 pm

Director: Pamela Adlon
Cinematographer: Paul Koestner

A typical day for Sam where she struggles to get her girls off to school when Duke tries to stay home sick. Later Frankie is sent home and Sam tries to explain she has work but also personal obligations that she needs to attend to. Turns out Frankie has issues in School.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:24 pm

Director: Pamela Adlon
Cinematographer: Paul Koestner

Sam gets brutally honest with the man she's been dating for three weeks. Sam feels he's become excessively needy, so she dumps him in a parking lot full of onlookers. After, Sam has plans ...
Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:24 pm

Director: Pamela Adlon
Cinematographer: Paul Koestner

Sam has people over.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:23 pm

Director: Pamela Adlon
Cinematographer: Paul Koestner

Sam meets a new friend.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:23 pm

Director: Pamela Adlon
Cinematographer: Paul Koestner

Sam is sick.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:22 pm

Director: Pamela Adlon
Cinematographer: Paul Koestner

Sam is forced to look at some stuff.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:22 pm

Director: Pamela Adlon
Cinematographer: Paul Koestner

Sam, feeling unappreciated, encourages her children and closest friends to pretend that she's dead and speak at her pretend funeral so that she may hear how they really feel about her.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:21 pm

Director: Pamela Adlon
Cinematographer: Paul Koestner

Sam runs a errand with Jeff and unfortunately bumps into Robin along the way. Sam tells Jeff yes or no.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:21 pm

Director: Pamela Adlon
Cinematographer: Paul Koestner

Sam gets confronted.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:20 pm

Director: Pamela Adlon
Cinematographer: Paul Koestner

Sam and Max go on a trip.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:20 pm

Director: Pamela Adlon
Cinematographer: Michael Alden Lloyd

Max is graduating from high school. Max and Sam negotiate the graduation party. Max is excited to have Dad come in to take her to graduation. The morning after, Max wonders why Sam didn't get her a graduation present.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:19 pm

Director: Pamela Adlon
Cinematographer: Michael Alden Lloyd

Sam and the girls go on a 3 day trip to visit family in Canada. Sam learns a family secret about an aunt she never knew she had.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:19 pm

Director: Pamela Adlon
Cinematographer: Paul Koestner

Sam copes with stuff.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:18 pm

Director: Pamela Adlon
Cinematographer: Paul Koestner

Sam sees old friends and cooks for everyone.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:18 pm

Director: Pamela Adlon
Cinematographer: Paul Koestner

Sam deals with monsters.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:17 pm

Director: Pamela Adlon
Cinematographer: Paul Koestner

Sam unleashes.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:17 pm

Director: Pamela Adlon
Cinematographer: Paul Koestner

Sam helps Max and bakes for Phil.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:16 pm

Director: Pamela Adlon
Cinematographer: Paul Koestner

Sam has a medical stressing medical examination that causes some side effects that keep her on the toilet.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:16 pm

Director: Pamela Adlon
Cinematographer: Paul Koestner

Sam and fam get caught up in some gnar.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:15 pm

Director: Pamela Adlon
Cinematographer: Paul Koestner

Sam is in New York City trying out for a new play that is trying to get funding for Broadway.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:15 pm

Director: Pamela Adlon
Cinematographer: Paul Koestner

Sam chaperones and Frankie slams.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:14 pm

Director: Pamela Adlon
Cinematographer: Paul Koestner

Sam winds down and reminisces.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:14 pm

Director: Pamela Adlon
Cinematographer: Paul Koestner

Sam struggles to cope with Frankie's decision to leave home.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:13 pm

Director: Pamela Adlon
Cinematographer: Paul Koestner

Sam picks up the girls from a trip.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:13 pm

Director: Pamela Adlon
Cinematographer: Paul Koestner

Sam embraces her state of being.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:12 pm

Director: Pamela Adlon
Cinematographer: Paul Koestner

Sam gives Phil a DNA test, catches something and releases on Max.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:12 pm

Director: Pamela Adlon
Cinematographer: Paul Koestner

Sam gives her friends a marital intervention.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:11 pm

Director: Pamela Adlon
Cinematographer: Paul Koestner

Sam takes Duke to ballet and Frankie to Pinkberry.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:11 pm

Director: Pamela Adlon

Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:10 pm

Director: Pamela Adlon

Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:10 pm

Director: Pamela Adlon

Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:09 pm

Director: Pamela Adlon

Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:09 pm

Director: Pamela Adlon

Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:08 pm

Director: Gavin Hood
Cinematographer: Florian Hoffmeister

The true story of a British whistleblower who leaked information to the press about an illegal NSA spy operation designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 12:41 am


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Posted: March 25, 2020, 7:04 am

Director: Paul Pennolino, David Paul Meyer

Posted: March 25, 2020, 7:04 am
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