Why Film Matters

Posted by on Oct 19, 2012 in Blog, Craft | One Comment
Why Film Matters

Even in this “digital age,” I find the change from teaching cinematography students with film to teaching with digital unfortunate.  Not because I have any “nostalgic” feelings about film (which I admit I do); rather, film forces one to take much greater care in planning and execution of one’s photography than digital does.  The lack […]

Hasselbad Masters 2014

Posted by on Aug 30, 2012 in Blog, Craft | No Comments

I have entered the Hasselblad Masters competition (the most prestigious photography competition in the world) again this year.  I am honored to have been invited to participate, and I wish all the participants the best of luck.  There are some really excellent entries this year, as there are every year. My entries can be seen […]

Lessons from the Grindhouse

Posted by on Jul 21, 2012 in Craft | No Comments
Lessons from the Grindhouse

or, What I’ve Learned from Working on Micro-Budget Genre Films I’m pretty much taking the same career path many of my heroes did, and have started out with low-budget independent genre movies.  Unlike some of my heroes’ movies, instead of getting limited regional theatrical releases, these are going direct to DVD (which is the new […]

It’s not the camera, it’s you.

Posted by on May 10, 2012 in Blog, Craft | No Comments

Lately, there’s been a lot of debate about what the rise of digital acquisition means for the art and craft of cinematography, and I’ve been hearing a lot of negativity from people about how digital is making every Joe Schmo with no photographic skill think they can be the next Vilmos Zsigmond just by virtue […]