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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 […]
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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 choice […]
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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 â€“ 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 she […]
Author: editor
Posted: December 4, 2019, 12:38 am
Harriet Tubman was the toughest freedom fighter that ever lived. Just ask John Toll, ASC, director Kasi Lemmons, and the dedicated indie team who brought Harriet to the big screen. By David Geffner Photos by Glen Wilson, SMPSP / ©2019 Focus Features, LLC With family members all having worked in elementary, secondary and higher education, and a […]
Author: editor
Posted: November 14, 2019, 8:28 pm
Check out the biggest, baddest (and safest) reality competition show to ever hit the small screen. by David Geffner Photos by Daniel McFadden/Courtesy of Netflix How best to describe Hyperdrive to a reality TV fan? Imagining an unlikely (but spectacular) amalgam of three diverse cultural icons – NASCAR, Blade Runner, and American Ninja Warrior Â­â€“ is a good start. Ensuring that […]
Author: editor
Posted: November 8, 2019, 1:53 am
Lawrence Sher, ASC, re-teams with The Hangover’s Todd Phillips to spin a new kind of origin tale By Kevin Martin Photos by Niko Tavernise While Batman’s origins are better known to some fans than their own genealogies, the beginnings of his greatest nemesis, The Joker, remain tantalizingly ill defined in both comics and film. Batman […]
Author: editor
Posted: October 10, 2019, 3:00 pm
FX’s hit series sashays into Season 2 with more than just creative momentum – it’s become a life-changing experience for the many Local 600 members behind the lens.  by Margot Carmichael Lester You could look at the FX hit Pose, whose second season debuted this past June, as simply a terrific story well told. Which it […]
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Posted: September 1, 2019, 6:56 pm
  Jon Favreau and VFX Supervisor Rob Legato, ASC, revisit (a virtual) Africa for another Disney classic, The Lion King, shot by Caleb Deschanel, ASC by Kevin H. Martin  Walt Disney Feature Animation’s The Lion King was among the early 1990’s biggest hits, cementing the studio’s resurgence in the industry. The coming-of-age tale of an […]
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Posted: August 2, 2019, 1:51 am
  Meet the Union Workers Who Are Creating a Culture of Safer Sets Every Single Day by Pauline Rogers   Experts agree on this point: when it comes to safety, the film and TV industry has been complacent for too long. In the 1980s, if filmmakers needed to capture the majesty of the Cabrillo Highway […]
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Posted: June 18, 2019, 4:44 pm
    Guild DP Jim Frohna and director Andrea Arnold probe “what lies beneath,” for Season 2 of HBO’s runaway hit, Big Little Lies. by Matt Hurwitz Jim Frohna emerges from the bedroom of Celeste Wright (Nicole Kidman), having just captured a gut-wrenching moment between Celeste and her husband, Perry (Alexander SkarsgÃ¥rd), in a flashback […]
Author: editor
Posted: June 5, 2019, 9:55 pm

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Director: John Dahl, Steve Shill, Keith Gordon, Marcos Siega, Ernest R. Dickerson, Romeo Tirone, Michael Cuesta, Tony Goldwyn, S.J. Clarkson, Stefan Schwartz, Robert Lieberman, Nick Gomez, Tim Hunter, Michael Lehmann, Holly Dale, Alik Sakharov, Adam Davidson, Jeremy Podeswa, Brian Kirk, Milan Cheylov, Seith Mann, Michael C. Hall
Cinematographer: Romeo Tirone, Jeffrey Jur, Martin J. Layton, Alan Caso, Terry Stacey
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By day, mild-mannered Dexter is a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami police. But at night, he is a serial killer who only targets other murderers.
Posted: January 4, 2020, 4:35 am

Director: David Nutter, Alan Taylor, Alex Graves, Miguel Sapochnik, Mark Mylod, Jeremy Podeswa, Daniel Minahan, Alik Sakharov, Michelle MacLaren, Brian Kirk, David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Timothy Van Patten, Neil Marshall, David Petrarca, Michael Slovis, Jack Bender, Daniel Sackheim, Matt Shakman
Cinematographer: Anette Haellmigk, Jonathan Freeman, Robert McLachlan, Fabian Wagner, David Franco, Gregory Middleton, P.J. Dillon, Matthew Jensen, Alik Sakharov, Martin Kenzie, Marco Pontecorvo, Kramer Morgenthau, Chris Seager, Sam McCurdy, David Katznelson
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Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for thousands of years.
Posted: January 4, 2020, 3:15 am

Director: Jessica Yu, Kyle Patrick Alvarez, Gregg Araki, Michael Morris, Kevin Dowling, Carl Franklin, Tom McCarthy, Helen Shaver, Kat Candler, Eliza Hittman, Karen Moncrieff, Aurora Guerrero, Bronwen Hughes, John T. Kretchmer
Cinematographer: Ivan Strasburg, Kevin Thompson, Cameron Duncan, Tommy Lohmann, Andrij Parekh, Marshall Adams
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Follows teenager Clay Jensen, in his quest to uncover the story behind his classmate and crush, Hannah, and her decision to end her life.
Posted: January 4, 2020, 3:11 am

Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Cinematographer: Roger Deakins
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A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio's stars in line.
Posted: January 3, 2020, 5:44 pm

Director: Tom Storey
Cinematographer: Alex Bridgewood, Tom Storey
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Mr Lonesome is a relatable drama following James Fridrick, a paranoid and helpless elderly man, who is struggling in life with the recent loss of his loved one. Understand how his character...
Posted: January 3, 2020, 5:42 pm

Director: Cavan Campbell
Cinematographer: Daniel Grant
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Photographed in a single 10-minute shot, Hangnail pulls at the skin of parched love. An argument exposes two lovers' history, and reveals a secret that will either save or break them.
Posted: January 1, 2020, 7:44 pm

Director: Eric Dean Seaton
Cinematographer: James R. Bagdonas

Cameron and Mitchell's friends mistakenly assume they have split up; Haley attempts to cook Thanksgiving dinner as a thank you for Claire and Phil's support with the twins; Jay invites Phil and Dylan out to fly his model plane.
Posted: January 1, 2020, 3:31 am

Director: Julie Bowen
Cinematographer: James R. Bagdonas

The Dunphy house is bursting at the seams when Dylan's hippie mom moves in and Claire's lonely stepdad, Jerry, wants to pay them a visit; Jay and Gloria attempt to help Manny get over his big breakup with Sherry.
Posted: January 1, 2020, 3:31 am

Director: Jeffrey Walker
Cinematographer: James R. Bagdonas

Mitchell suspects Cameron has an ulterior motive for keeping everyone happy for Christmas dinner; Claire tries to dodge Jay's job offer to work at his dog bed company; Luke deals with the consequences of kissing Manny's ex-girlfriend.
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Director: Karla Braun
Cinematographer: P.J. Dillon

Posted: January 1, 2020, 3:25 am

Director: Itandehui Jansen
Cinematographer: Iwao Kawasaki

Soledad, a traditional healer, lives with her grandson Jose in an Indigenous Village. Soledad's daughter, Adela, moved to Mexico City many years ago and now wants Jose to join her, but Soledad believes the boy is better off in the village.
Posted: December 31, 2019, 7:22 pm

Director: Romain Basset
Cinematographer: Vincent Vieillard-Baron

Since her childhood, Jessica has been haunted by recurrent nightmares whose meaning escapes her. This peculiarity has led her to study the psychophysiology of dreams and to follow a therapy...
Posted: December 31, 2019, 6:57 pm

Director: Steven Spielberg
Cinematographer: Janusz Kaminski
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Based on the true story of the Black September aftermath, about the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day.
Posted: December 31, 2019, 6:01 pm

Director: Phil Abraham, Michael Uppendahl, Jennifer Getzinger, Matthew Weiner, Scott Hornbacher, Lesli Linka Glatter, Tim Hunter, John Slattery, Andrew Bernstein, Alan Taylor, Chris Manley, Jon Hamm, Ed Bianchi, Paul Feig, Barbet Schroeder, Daisy von Scherler Mayer, Lynn Shelton, Matt Shakman, Jared Harris
Cinematographer: Chris Manley, Don Devine, Phil Abraham, Steve Mason, Frank G. DeMarco, Bill Roe, Jeffrey Jur, M. David Mullen
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A drama about one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper.
Posted: December 29, 2019, 10:47 pm

Director: Omar Shargawi
Cinematographer: Aske Foss
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Yusif is half Danish, half Arab travels to the Middle Eastern city of Medina - along with his pregnant Danish wife, Sarah. Yusif wants to start a new life with his wife in his father's ...
Posted: December 29, 2019, 7:12 pm

Director: Ciaran Donnelly, Ken Girotti, Steve Saint Leger, Jeff Woolnough, Daniel Grou, Helen Shaver, David Wellington, Johan Renck, David Frazee, Kari Skogland, Kelly Makin, Sarah Harding, Ben Bolt, Anthony Karkosza, Joshua Zimmerman, Karla Braun, Katheryn Winnick
Cinematographer: P.J. Dillon, Peter Robertson, Owen McPolin, John S. Bartley, Suzie Lavelle
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Vikings transports us to the brutal and mysterious world of Ragnar Lothbrok, a Viking warrior and farmer who yearns to explore - and raid - the distant shores across the ocean.
Posted: December 29, 2019, 6:49 pm
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Director: Howard McCain
Cinematographer: Pierre Gill

During the reign of the Vikings, Kainan, a man from a far-off world, crash lands on Earth, bringing with him an alien predator known as the Moorwen. Though both man and monster are seeking revenge for violence committed against them, Kainan leads the alliance to kill the Moorwen by fusing his advanced technology with the Viking's Iron Age weaponry.
Posted: December 29, 2019, 6:05 pm

Director: Peter Farrelly
Cinematographer: Sean Porter

A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.
Posted: December 18, 2019, 7:25 pm

Director: Léa Mysius
Cinematographer: Paul Guilhaume

13-year-old Ava learns that she will lose her sight sooner than expected, and she confronts the problem in her own way.
Posted: December 18, 2019, 7:19 pm

Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cinematographer: Robert Richardson
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A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.
Posted: December 18, 2019, 7:12 pm

Director: Gail Mancuso, Steven Levitan, Michael Spiller, Beth McCarthy-Miller, Jason Winer, James R. Bagdonas, James Alan Hensz, Fred Savage, Chris Koch, Jeffrey Walker, Ryan Case, Alisa Statman, Eric Dean Seaton, Scott Ellis, Reginald Hudlin, Randall Einhorn, Bryan Cranston, Ken Whittingham, John Riggi, Julie Bowen, Abraham Higginbotham, Iwona Kanclerz, Helena Lamb, Seth Gordon, Kevin Rodney Sullivan, Dean Parisot, Adam Shankman, Jeff Melman, Fred Goss, Lev L. Spiro, Claire Scanlon, Phil Traill, Michelle MacLaren, Kat Coiro, Jaffar Mahmood, Elaine Ko
Cinematographer: James R. Bagdonas, Hugo Cortina, Brandon Mastrippolito, David Hennings
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Three different but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways.
Posted: December 15, 2019, 7:56 pm

Director: Skye Fitzgerald
Cinematographer: Kenny Allen

Volunteers from a German non-profit risk the waves of the Mediterranean to pluck refugees from sinking rafts pushing off from Libya in the middle of the night. LIFEBOAT puts a human face on...
Posted: December 15, 2019, 7:48 pm

Director: James Purdum, Peter Shin, Dominic Bianchi, Pete Michels, John Holmquist, Greg Colton, Brian Iles, Julius Wu, Jerry Langford, Joseph Lee, Joe Vaux, Mike Kim, Roy Allen Smith, Dan Povenmire, Steve Robertson, Cyndi Tang, Dominic Polcino, Bob Bowen, Michael Dante DiMartino, Zac Moncrief, Bert Ring, Steve Beers, Monte Young, Scott Wood, Sarah Frost, Gavin Dell, Glen Hill, Brian Hogan, Kurt Dumas, Seth Kearsley, Chuck Klein, Neil Affleck, Rob Renzetti, Jack Dyer, Bob Jaques, Jeff Myers, Swinton O. Scott III, Andi Klein, Chris Robertson, Seth MacFarlane
Cinematographer: Bryan Garver, Ralph Kaechele

In a wacky Rhode Island town, a dysfunctional family strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one crazy scenario to another.
Posted: December 15, 2019, 7:44 pm

Director: Michael Smith, Anton Cropper, Christopher Misiano, Kevin Bray, Roger Kumble, Silver Tree, John Scott, Cherie Nowlan, Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Félix Enríquez Alcalá, Valerie Weiss, Emile B. Levisetti, Terry McDonough, Jennifer Getzinger, James Whitmore Jr., Kate Dennis, Maurice Marable, Norberto Barba, Dennie Gordon, Tim Matheson, Kate Woods, Adam Davidson, Nicole Kassell, David Platt, Rob Seidenglanz, Gregor Jordan, Chloe Domont, Darren Grant, Julian Holmes, Aaron Korsh, Robert Duncan McNeill
Cinematographer: Dan Stoloff, William Klayer, John B. Aronson, Karl Walter Lindenlaub, Alwyn Kumst, Patrick Cady, Jim Denault, Colin Hoult

On the run from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant college dropout, finds himself a job working with Harvey Specter, one of New York City's best lawyers.
Posted: December 15, 2019, 7:41 pm

Director: Denis Villeneuve
Cinematographer: Roger Deakins
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A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.
Posted: December 15, 2019, 7:13 pm

Director: Mati Diop
Cinematographer: Claire Mathon
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In a popular suburb of Dakar, workers on the construction site of a futuristic tower, without pay for months, decide to leave the country by the ocean for a better future. Among them is Souleiman, the lover of Ada, promised to another.
Posted: December 15, 2019, 7:07 pm

Director: Richard Linklater
Cinematographer: Lee Daniel, Shane F. Kelly
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The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college.
Posted: December 9, 2019, 6:48 am

Director: Russell Kern
Cinematographer: Steve Flanigan, Steve Flannigan

A man dedicates his life to the prevention of suicide.
Posted: December 8, 2019, 8:18 pm

Director: Nigel Dick
Cinematographer: David Bridges, Bryan Duggan

A young architect finds himself being stalked by a gang of criminals who believe he knows something that could expose their activities.
Posted: December 8, 2019, 8:17 pm

Director: Marius Olteanu
Cinematographer: Luchian Ciobanu

A long time married couple comes to decide within 24 hours, through encounters with strangers, that letting go might be their biggest proof of love.
Posted: December 8, 2019, 8:03 pm

Director: John Singleton
Cinematographer: Johnny E. Jensen
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A dramatization of a 1923 horrific racist lynch mob attack on an African-American community.
Posted: December 5, 2019, 5:38 am

Director: Chinonye Chukwu
Cinematographer: Eric Branco
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Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and ...
Posted: December 5, 2019, 5:16 am

Director: James Gray
Cinematographer: Hoyte Van Hoytema
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Astronaut Roy McBride undertakes a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe.
Posted: December 5, 2019, 4:55 am

Director: Nicholas Hytner
Cinematographer: Andrew Dunn

A Salem resident attempts to frame her ex-lover's wife for being a witch in the middle of the 1692 witchcraft trials.
Posted: December 3, 2019, 4:57 am

Director: Barry Jenkins
Cinematographer: James Laxton
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A young African-American man grapples with his identity and sexuality while experiencing the everyday struggles of childhood, adolescence, and burgeoning adulthood.
Posted: December 3, 2019, 4:46 am

Director: Oliver Stone
Cinematographer: Robert Richardson
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The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
Posted: November 29, 2019, 12:01 am

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cinematographer: Steven Soderbergh

During a pro basketball lockout, a sports agent pitches a rookie basketball client on an intriguing and controversial business proposition.
Posted: November 28, 2019, 11:34 pm

Director: Sean Baker
Cinematographer: Sean Baker, Radium Cheung

A hooker tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart.
Posted: November 28, 2019, 11:31 pm
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