Pic of the Day – A silhouetted crew on the set of First They Killed My Father

Behind the scenes of First They Killed My Father. Photo by Pax Jolie-Pitt.

(Above) A set photo from the Angelina Jolie-directed, Cambodia-set biographical drama First They Killed My Father (2017), which premiered on Netflix back in September of last year. This shot was snapped by Jolie’s son, Pax Jolie-Pitt.

Check out the American Cinematographer story on the film.

More Pics of the Day here.

Cinematographer Sam Levy talks Lady Bird

Check out my interview with Lady Bird director of photography Sam Levy for Filmmaker Magazine.

Tech Info
Camera: Arri Alexa Mini
Lenses: Panavision Ultra Speeds and Super Speeds
Misc: Shot at 2K ProRes, with the camera rated at 1280 for day exteriors and 1600 for interior work

Here’s Levy on the film’s preproduction prep:

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Cinematographer Rachel Morrison talks Mudbound

Mudbound frame grabs

Check out my Filmmaker Magazine interview with Rachel Morrison regarding her work on Netflix’s Mudbound. Set in post-World War II rural Mississippi, Mudbound was shot on Alexa Minis using Panavision PVintage spherical lenses and Panavision B, C, and D series anamorphic glass.

Continue onward for a few set pics and a snippet from the interview in which Morrison breaks down the pros and cons of working with film vs. digital. Continue Reading ›