Behind the Scenes: La La Land

Paula Schwartz with MovieMaker magazine sat down with Linus Sandgren to discuss the behind the scenes details about how he and director Damien Chazelle directed and filmed everything in La La Land.

Read the full article here: The Camera is a Dancer: DP Linus Sandgren Walks Us Through How He and Damien Chazelle Shot La La Land

Why Cinematographers Should Hand-Draw Lighting Plots

John Fusco at No Film School discusses veteran cinematographer Ben Smithard’s process of hand-drawing lighting plots instead of relying on computers for that pre-production process.

Watch: Why Cinematographers Should Hand-Draw Lighting Plots

Canadian National Film Board seeks female cinematographers, composers, writers

As gender equality becomes more of a discussion, more and more industries are increasing their efforts to hire women and find ways to keep them. THE GLOBE AND MAIL recently discussed how the Canadian National Film Board is seeking out female cinematographers, composers, and writers – sections of the industry that are normally dominated by men.

Read full article here: National Film Board seeks female cinematographers, composers, writers

How Cinematography and Editing Can Help Propel Your Story

V Renee at No Film School discusses how cinematography and editing are used to convey a character’s thoughts and solve mysteries in the hit BBC show Sherlock. Included is a video essay by Evan Puschak of Nerdwriter that explains how different editing techniques are used to put together the story like pieces of a puzzle.

Also included: the best description of Benedict Cumberbatch’s voice ever.    

Full article and video essay here: How ‘Sherlock’ Masterfully Solves Mysteries Using Cinematography and Editing

“To Be a Great Cinematographer You’ve Got to Be a Great Inventor”

Charles Haine at No Film School shares some secrets to being a great cinematographer and how one of the many overlooked and underappreciated responsibilities of the cinematographer is to “invent needed tools”.

Read the full article here: To Be a Great Cinematographer You’ve Got to be a Great Inventor

Behind the Camera with Bruno Delbonnel

Jon Fusco at No Film School uses the films Amelie and Inside Llewyn Davis to discuss the filmmaking techniques of Oscar-nominated cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel.

See the full video and article here: DP Bruno Delbonnel

Ten Films that Changed Filmmaking

Baptiste Charles-Aubert at Raindance ranked the top ten films that changed the cinematography game and how the directors worked their magic.

Full article here: 10 Films That Broke the Rules of Cinematography