SPOTLIGHT March 2018: Rachel Morrison, Cinematographer, Oscar Nominee for MUDBOUND

rachel morrison head 2Bringing a moving image to life takes much more than having the technical skills down pat. Capturing that collection of indelible images requires another special skillset – one that isn’t necessarily taught in school. It requires an understated ability to tap into the director’s vision and the actors’ emotions to produce breathtaking visual poetry. Cinematographer Rachel Morrison’s impressive body of work has long exhibited these traits. Rachel Morrison is a monumental cinematographer whose work is illuminated with nuance. Continue reading…

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CAMERAPERSON –Review by Jennifer Merin

cameraperson posterCameraperson is cinematographer Kirsten Johnson’s extraordinary meditative autobiographical retrospective of her decades-long career shooting documentaries across the US and around the world for Laura Poitras, Michael Moore, Kirby Dick and a host of other leading nonfic filmmakers. The film is not only a masterclass in documentary filmmaking, it’s a must see artistic masterpiece. Read on…

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, September 5 – September 9: CAMERAPERSON

cameraperson posterKirsten Johnson’s film Camerperson begins with a simple quote. “For the past 25 years I’ve worked as a documentary cinematographer. I originally shot the following footage for other films, but here I ask you to see it as my memoir. These are the images that have marked me and leave me wondering still.” Read on…

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