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Issue #003 cover feature
The Devil in the Detail
Nicolas Karakatsanis • Cruella
Social media and critical reactions to director Craig Gillespie’s Cruella have been devilishly positive, proclaiming the film as one of Disney’s best live-action remakes. Its wicked and hilarious performances, epic soundtrack, fabulous costumes and production design have all received high praise, as have the lavish visuals and creative cinematography of Belgian DP Nicolas Karakatsanis. Read all about how Nicolas created the visual feast of 1970’s London in this edition.
In This Issue:
Roberto Schaefer AIC ASC
“I love that period, I love the music,” says Roberto Schaefer AIC ASC about the raucous bio-pic of iconic record-label boss Alan McGee and the influential Creation Records.
Director Kelly Reichardt travels back in time with her go-to DP Chris Blauvelt to evoke a hardscrabble 19th century way of life and a curious tale about baking.
The Silent Emergency
We look at how mental health issues are spiralling out of control within the film and TV industry, and what can be done to help – should you need it!
Christopher Aoun BVK
The Man Who Sold His Skin
Lebanese DP Christopher Aoun BVK applied ‘bisexual’ colours and lots of filters to bring vivid texture to director Kaouther Ben Hania’s poignant story about freedom.
James Laxton ASC
The Underground Railroad
DP James Laxton ASC and director Barry Jenkins have been friends for 20 years, and their latest collaboration is an epic adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
Polly Morgan BSC ASC
A Quiet Place Part II
British born, US-based DP Polly Morgan BSC ASC says coming back to 35mm celluloid film, for Paramount Picture’s A Quiet Place Part II, ”was a complete joy.”
Even more DP features:
Nick Cooke • Limbo
Tim Sidell • Romeo And Juliet
Pawel Pogorzelski • Nobody
Fisher Jing-Pin Yu • Better Days
Bringing You the World of Cinematography
Peter Robertson ACO GBCT Associate BSC
One To Watch
A look at Aerial Cinematography
London Screen Academy
A most illuminating visit to Panalux
The Light Stuff
Profile of gaffer Barry Conroy and his dazzling career
And much, much more.