Yule Log director Casper Kelly and cinematographer Alex Allgood

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On Yule Log, director Casper Kelly and cinematographer Alex Allgood kept the camera locked off on the fireplace logs for as long as possible. Casper wasn't sure the movie was going to work, but he wanted to go for it and take risks. Alex enjoyed the script and the challenge of putting so many creative elements into the film.

On Yule Log, director Casper Kelly and cinematographer Alex Allgood kept the camera locked off on the fireplace logs for as long as possible. Casper wasn't sure the movie was going to work, but he wanted to go for it and take risks. Alex enjoyed the script and the challenge of putting so many creative elements into the film.

On Yule Log, director Casper Kelly and cinematographer Alex Allgood kept the camera locked off on the fireplace logs for as long as possible. Casper wasn't sure the movie was going to work, but he wanted to go for it and take risks. Alex enjoyed the script and the challenge of putting so many creative elements into the film.

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Russell Carpenter, ASC on Avatar: The Way of Water, working with James Cameron, creating realistic lighting for a virtual world

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Russell Carpenter's primary concern as the cinematographer of Avatar: The Way of Water was making sure that the lighting design on the live, motion captured actors looked real and played well with the CGI generated world. The process was like a huge layer cake of world creation, with writing, concept art, and production design all developed simultaneously.

Russell Carpenter's primary concern as the cinematographer of Avatar: The Way of Water was making sure that the lighting design on the live, motion captured actors looked real and played well with the CGI generated world. The process was like a huge layer cake of world creation, with writing, concept art, and production design all developed simultaneously.

Russell Carpenter's primary concern as the cinematographer of Avatar: The Way of Water was making sure that the lighting design on the live, motion captured actors looked real and played well with the CGI generated world. The process was like a huge layer cake of world creation, with writing, concept art, and production design all developed simultaneously.

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Director Antoine Fuqua and cinematographer Robert Richardson on the Apple TV+ film, Emancipation

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For Emancipation, director Antoine Fuqua and cinematographer Robert Richardson wanted to create an action movie with sustained intensity throughout, choosing to desaturate the images to a sepia-tone with just hints of color. They layered the action and used sweeping one shots to build the tension throughout the film.

For Emancipation, director Antoine Fuqua and cinematographer Robert Richardson wanted to create an action movie with sustained intensity throughout, choosing to desaturate the images to a sepia-tone with just hints of color. They layered the action and used sweeping one shots to build the tension throughout the film.

For Emancipation, director Antoine Fuqua and cinematographer Robert Richardson wanted to create an action movie with sustained intensity throughout, choosing to desaturate the images to a sepia-tone with just hints of color. They layered the action and used sweeping one shots to build the tension throughout the film.

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Yule Log director Casper Kelly and cinematographer Alex Allgood

Russell Carpenter, ASC on Avatar: The Way of Water, working with James Cameron, creating realistic lighting for a virtual world

Director Antoine Fuqua and cinematographer Robert Richardson on the Apple TV+ film, Emancipation

Linus Sandgren, ASC, FSF on shooting Babylon with director Damien Chazelle

Matthew Libatique, ASC on shooting Don’t Worry Darling and The Whale

Cinematographer Sayombhu Mukdeeprom on the film Thirteen Lives and working with director Ron Howard

Cinematographer Abraham Martinez on Queen of the South, the Disney+ show National Treasure: Edge of History, the upcoming Netflix series Obliterated and more

Florian Hoffmeister, BSC on TÁR, working with director Todd Field and Cate Blanchett

Autumn Durald Arkapaw, ASC on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Loki, and more

Ben Davis, BSC on The Banshees of Inisherin, My Policeman, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Guardians of the Galaxy, and more

Trevor Kossack, WPA partner and commercial agent for cinematographers, production designers, editors, costume designers and more

Checco Varese, ASC on his Emmy winning work for the Hulu series, Dopesick

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