Cinematographer a week

Oblivion: The Cinematography of Claudio Miranda

Jan 10, 2015
Maaz Khan

Out of the top ten highest-grossing films of 2014, nine were either sequels or reboots for franchises already long-established – the remaining film was Christopher…

Direction, Cinematography, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Nov 17, 2014
Maaz Khan

Out of everything I’ve learned when it comes to photography, what strengthened my work the most was watching movies. Much of how I shoot my…

Unforgiven: The Cinematography of Jack N. Greene

Aug 22, 2014
Maaz Khan

Last year, actor Ken Watanbe starred in the Japanese remake of a film called Unforgiven. Though it may have had a limited release, its reception…

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: The Cinematography of Bruno Delbonnel

Jun 20, 2014
Maaz Khan

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is one of those films that I have a bi-polar appreciation for. Because of the decisions made by the…

The Cinematography of House of Cards

Jun 6, 2014
Maaz Khan

Last year, House of Cards received an Emmy Award in recognition for its cinematography, beating out Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and Mad Men. Making…

Godzilla: The Cinematography of Seamus McGarvey

May 23, 2014
Maaz Khan

“I think people just see cinematography as being about photography and innovative shots and beautiful lighting. We all want our movies to look great visually,…

We Built Our Own World: Wally Pfister and the Cinematography of Inception

May 17, 2014
Maaz Khan

In 2010, Christopher Nolan released a film he’d been working on for over half a decade, and the premise of it was something not too…

Realism: The Role Photography Plays in CGI on the Big Screen

May 15, 2014
Maaz Khan

A reader brought up an interesting question last Saturday on my weekly cinematography post, this one over Eduardo Serra and his work in Harry Potter…

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: The Cinematography of Eduardo Serra

May 10, 2014
Maaz Khan

It’s not easy to tell a story spanning seven years of adolescence, and a trial like that was almost unprecedented until these films came into…

Breaking Bad: The Cinematography of Michael Slovis

May 5, 2014
Maaz Khan

When AMC called filmmaker Michael Slovis offering him a job as a cinematographer for a show being filmed in New Mexico, he was quick to…