Cinematographer Mike Gioulakis on shooting the doppelg√§ngers of Us

The latest entry in my Shutter Angles column for Filmmaker Magazine is a chat with Us cinematographer Mike Gioulakis. Shot on Arri/Zeiss Master Primes with an emphasis on practical effects, which included storyboarding nearly the entire film in order to mainly use clever blocking, framing, and editing to sell the movie’s doppelganger effect rather than relying on digital tricks like face replacements.

Gioulakis also breaks down a half dozen specific shots from the film, including the opening credits’ long pullback shot of a wall of caged bunnies.

Five Frames with It Follows cinematographer Mike Gioulakis

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 ›