Five Frames with It Follows cinematographer Mike Gioulakis

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I recently interviewed It Follows cinematographer Mike Gioulakis for Filmmaker Magazinea piece you can read here – and had so much good stuff left over that I decided to post a bit of the overflow. Continue onward as Gioulakis walks us through the specifics of how he created five of the film’s memorable frames. Continue Reading ›

Behind the Scenes (Self-Plug Edition): The Girl Is In Trouble (2015)

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The Girl Is In Trouble (2015) – a movie I worked on in New York as 2nd Assistant Camera starring Columbus Short and Wilmer Valderrama – hit limited theatrical release and VOD last weekend. I haven’t watched the completed film yet, but it’s garnered positive reviews from RogerEbert.com, The Dissolve and The Village Voice.

I thought I’d share a few pictures I took while on set. The movie was shot on 35mm with an Arricam LT – which will likely be the last time I get to be around 35mm. I met Spike Lee, one of my favorite directors and one of The Girl Is In Trouble’s executive producers. I got to hear the great character actor Mike Starr tell stories about Goodfellas (which he always started with, “I remember one time when I was working with Marty…you know, Mary Scorsese”). A very memorable experience. Continue Reading ›

Look Book: It Follows and the photography of Gregory Crewdson

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When filmmakers are in preproduction, they often put together a “lookbook” – a collection of images from other filmmakers, painters, photographers, etc. that serves as visual inspiration. The idea behind this new semi-occasional column is to peek into a movie’s lookbook to reveal some of its forbearers. And we’ll begin with It Follows, whose disparate influences include the dreamlike, melancholy suburban Gothic of photographer Gregory Crewdson.

Here’s It Follows cinematographer Mike Gioulakis , from an interview I did with him for Filmmaker Magazine. Continue onward after the quote for a collection of images from the film and the work of Crewdson. Continue Reading ›