Quyen Tran, ASC, on directing and shooting episodes of the Netflix limited series Maid

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Cinematographer Quyen Tran, ASC enjoys telling stories that are compelling, have impact and meaning. Shooting and directing Maid was incredible, and incredibly challenging. It was very scary for her to even consider directing on the show. But she knew she could do it because she was so familiar with the characters and the story.

Cinematographer Quyen Tran, ASC enjoys telling stories that are compelling, have impact and meaning. Shooting and directing Maid was incredible, and incredibly challenging. It was very scary for her to even consider directing on the show. But she knew she could do it because she was so familiar with the characters and the story.

Cinematographer Quyen Tran, ASC enjoys telling stories that are compelling, have impact and meaning. Shooting and directing Maid was incredible, and incredibly challenging. It was very scary for her to even consider directing on the show. But she knew she could do it because she was so familiar with the characters and the story.

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Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS on Dune, using digital technology, working with director Denis Villeneuve and director Kathryn Bigelow

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For cinematographer Greig Fraser, the characters in the movie draw him to every film project. On Dune, Greig and director Denis Villeneuve shot on digital, then output to film, and then back to digital to get the look they wanted. Greig and the crew worked hard to get the lighting exactly correct for the most realistic green screen backgrounds.

For cinematographer Greig Fraser, the characters in the movie draw him to every film project. On Dune, Greig and director Denis Villeneuve shot on digital, then output to film, and then back to digital to get the look they wanted. Greig and the crew worked hard to get the lighting exactly correct for the most realistic green screen backgrounds.

For cinematographer Greig Fraser, the characters in the movie draw him to every film project. On Dune, Greig and director Denis Villeneuve shot on digital, then output to film, and then back to digital to get the look they wanted. Greig and the crew worked hard to get the lighting exactly correct for the most realistic green screen backgrounds.

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Seamus McGarvey ASC, BSC on the musical adaptation of Cyrano, shooting in Sicily during the pandemic and on an active volcano

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The new musical Cyrano is based on the stage play by Erica Schmidt. Director Joe Wright used the play as a guide for what the film should look like, and hired his frequent collaborator, Seamus McGarvey as the cinematographer. Most of the town of Noto, Sicily became the entire set- the locations were all real houses and buildings.

The new musical Cyrano is based on the stage play by Erica Schmidt. Director Joe Wright used the play as a guide for what the film should look like, and hired his frequent collaborator, Seamus McGarvey as the cinematographer. Most of the town of Noto, Sicily became the entire set- the locations were all real houses and buildings.

The new musical Cyrano is based on the stage play by Erica Schmidt. Director Joe Wright used the play as a guide for what the film should look like, and hired his frequent collaborator, Seamus McGarvey as the cinematographer. Most of the town of Noto, Sicily became the entire set- the locations were all real houses and buildings.

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Quyen Tran, ASC, on directing and shooting episodes of the Netflix limited series Maid

Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS on Dune, using digital technology, working with director Denis Villeneuve and director Kathryn Bigelow

Seamus McGarvey ASC, BSC on the musical adaptation of Cyrano, shooting in Sicily during the pandemic and on an active volcano

Dan Laustsen, ASC, DFF on Nightmare Alley, working with director Guillermo del Toro

Oscar winning cinematographer Robert Elswit, ASC on King Richard, Nightcrawler, Boogie Nights and Magnolia

Jeff Cronenweth, ASC on Being the Ricardos, working with Aaron Sorkin, shooting a 1950s period film

Eduard Grau, ASC on shooting Passing, working with director Rebecca Hall, A Single Man with director Tom Ford, shooting Buried

Cinematographer Mihai Mălaimare Jr. on shooting the stylized Western film, The Harder They Fall

Jay Rosenblatt, independent filmmaker, artist and professor on being a jury member of CamerImage

Dan Attias, Emmy-nominated director and author of Directing Great Television: Inside TV’s New Golden Age

Ruth Platt, director of Martyrs Lane on writing and directing the horror thriller

Robert Yeoman, ASC on The French Dispatch, working with director Wes Anderson for 25 years, Drugstore Cowboy, Bridesmaids and more

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