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Hollywood’s union publicists have their moment in the sun two days before the Oscars at the 54th annual Intl. Cinematographers Guild Publicists Awards luncheon Feb. 24 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The Publicists Guild, which has about 400 active members and 600 more on inactive status, became part of the ICG in 2002. Though its members... Read more »
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Gerald Hirschfeld , the man behind the camera for such classic films as Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein and Sidney Lumet's Fail-Safe who was the American Society of Cinematographers ' most senior member, has died. He was 95. The ASC said he died February 13 but gave no other details. Born on April 25, 1921, in New York City, Hirschfeld was self-taught in his craft mostly by watching movies. There were no film schools in those days, so I was always looking for new...
TIME - Top Stories
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Because we tend to think of film as a director's medium, cinematographersthe craftspeople who understand that visual textures and moods can affect moviegoers deeply and mysteriouslydon't get much love. The director-cinematographer union is one of the most essential partnerships on any movie, but it's also something of a secret puzzle, a dialogue in a language that can slip between the cracks of words. The most astonishing feats of cinematography are also sometimes among the least flashy, essentially the result of putting technical skills to work in the service of synesthesia. Science and numbers are enlisted in the service of color, light, feeling. How do you convey, for example, the very texture of the air? In 17th century rural Japan, no less? That's what cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto pulls off in Martin Scorsese's Silence, a picture that, by all reasonable logic of how movies get made these days, shouldn't even exist.
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Here, five Oscar-nominated cinematographer explain the secrets to their success. Greig FraserLionIt’s been a busy year for the versatile L.A.-based Australian cinematographer — and one of extremes, with two very different films recently in theaters. He shot the billion-dollar-grossing sci-fi extravaganzaRogue One: A Star Wars Story,” the first standalone film from the... Read more »
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Cinematography, the original cinematic art, maintained its breakneck rate of change in 2016. As always, technology and technique intertwined with personal artistic sensibilities and stories to drive changes in filmmaking. New markers were laid down on the road to the future with high-tech endeavors like “The Jungle Book,” lensed by Bill Pope, and “Billy Lynn’s... Read more »
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EXCLUSIVE: The former secretary-treasurer of the Cinematographers Guild has been fined, kicked off the executive board and ordered to return $3,300 to the guild after a union trial board found that he absconded with union funds and equipment. Alan Gitlin , who was defeated in his bid for re-election last year, was accused of making off with computer equipment and keeping credit card points for himself that should have been turned over to the guild after he left office...
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Over three decades, the American Society of Cinematographers has given its coveted Presidents Award to a long list of distinguished artists, including Douglas Trumbull (“Blade Runner”), Albert Maysles (“Gimme Shelter”), Richard Edlund (“Star Warsepisodes IV, V, and VI), and Francis Kenny (“Justified”). Never has the honor gone to a woman — until this year.... Read more »
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The latest data is in for women employed on the 250 top-grossing films of 2016, and the numbers are abysmal lower, in many cases, than in 1998 according to San Diego State 's Center for the Study of Women in Film. In her 19th annual Celluloid Ceiling report, Dr. Martha Lauzen found that women comprised only 17% of all directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors, and cinematographers working on the top 250 domestic grossing films last year. "This...
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Female directors made up 7% of the total of helmers in 2016's 250 top domestic grossing films, a drop of 2% over 2015. The decline matches the percentage drop of all female directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors, and cinematographers who worked on those films, according to a study released today by the Center for the Study of Women in Television & Film at San Diego State University. In all, female employment on the top 250 films was at 17% last year...
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There is also another surprising issue that has not improved as much as I anticipated when I entered the field twenty years ago when I joined the New York Post (following the critic Jami Bernard who has since left the field.). After an initial rejection, I gained a spot in the male-dominated New York Film Critics Circle. I believed that by now, with my help, and that of my sisters, there would be many more powerful women in film criticism, continuing to encourage strong female-driven movies and supporting female directors, cinematographers, screenwriters and the like. Instead, as the researcher Martha Lauzen has shown, equity between male and female critics has lagged dramatically. In her latest report Center for the Study of Women in Television in Film [1] , basically men outnumber women among critics three to one. And that ratio isn't changing anytime soon.
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If the Golden Globes were your first look at the 2017 movie awards season, you likely came away thinking that there was one movie last year. It was called La La Land , and nothing else matters. The end. Not only was the nights opening number a loving spoof of the filma tacit endorsement, on the one hand, though it was certainly the most logical film to inspire a musical number because it is actually a musicalbut it also won all seven awards for which it was nominated. This massive haul accounts for half of the movie awards doled out altogether and set a new record for most wins at the ceremony. So La La Land must be a shoo-in to dominate at the Oscars on Feb. 26, right? In reality, its not so simple. The Golden Globes and the Academy Awards have exactly zero overlap in their voting bodies: Globes are decided by a group of 90-100 foreign journalists and Oscars by more than 6,000 actors, directors, cinematographers and other movie-makers.
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