Malcolm Ludgate, Director of Photography for Hidden Universe, filming a motion sequence in Chile’s Atacama Desert. Credit: Lisa Germany
Malcolm Ludgate, ACS has the resume of a modern day adventurer. His far-flung treks have literally taken him to the edges of the Earth. IMAX® fans have seen his work in epic nature projects like Antarctica, and Australia: Land Beyond Time. Shark lovers have likely viewed the predators through the DP’s eye in TV documentaries like The Fox and the Shark and Shark Tribe. This cameraman has also taken his lens into some of Australia’s most unusual and dangerous places.
Ludgate loves the challenges that come with shooting in some of the world’s most extreme places. So, it’s easy to see why he was chosen for Hidden Universe 3D.
Still of Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer in The Lone Ranger. Photo by Peter Mountain – © 2013 - Disney Enterprises, Inc. and Jerry Bruckheimer Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Lone Ranger debuted on the radio in 1933. Soon afterwards, Republic Pictures brought the character to the big screen in serial form. Some 63 after his television debut, the Masked Man still lives in reruns.
Now, Bojan Bazelli, ASC and Gore Verbinski have brought The Lone Ranger back to theaters. The feature film promises to echo the mix of top-flight, large scale action and fun, irreverent dialog that Verbinski perfected in the Pirates of the Caribbean films. In the new film, The Lone Ranger, played by Armie Hammer, often plays the straight man, while Johnny Depp’s Tonto delivers the memorable quips.
Zachary Quinto is Spock in STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions. (Photo: ILM, courtesy of Paramount Pictures)
Dan Mindel, ASC, BSC is known for his preference for 35mm anamorphic cinematography. In fact, he knows the serial numbers of his favorite Panavision anamorphic lenses by heart, and knows exactly how each lens will affect a given photographic subject.
“When I look through an anamorphic lens, it just feels very natural and human to me because the field of view is so wide,” he says. “The glass in these lenses that we’ve been using for the last 30 or 40 years was cut by hand, so there are imperfections. The light does unimaginable things when it hits those aberrations. An unquantifiable magic happens, and I love that. It’s one of the tools we use to sell the illusion.”
It’s here! The highly anticipated teaser trailer to the second installment of The Hunger Games. Catching Fire hits theaters on November 22nd.
Director Francis Lawrence (center) with Liam Hemsworth (left) and Jennifer Lawrence (right) on the set of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE. Photo credit: Murray Close
Shot on Kodak 35mm and 65mm by Jo Willems, BSC and directed by Francis Lawrence, Katniss and Peeta are in the arena again, this time against the backdrop of rebellion and the Quarter Quell.
Joaquin Phoenix in The Master. © 2012 - The Weinstein Company
Mihai Malaimare Jr. burst onto the international cinematography scene in 2005 with Youth Without Youth, which he shot for Francis Ford Coppola. Malaimare caught Coppola’s eye while shooting screen tests in the cameraman’s native Romania. They went on to make two more features together, 2008’s Tetro, a noirish black and white, and 2010’s Twixt Now and Sunrise. Malaimare latest collaboration The Master, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson is now hitting cinema screens in 70mm glory.
The Master has some parallels in real life, but Anderson uses the story of a charismatic healer (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and his damaged acolyte (Joaquin Phoenix) to delve into the human condition rather than to chronicle historical events. The story begins in the period following World War II. Locations included the San Francisco Bay area as well as a few locales in Hawaii and in southern California. Amy Adams and Laura Dern also star.