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Sean Porter D.P || 20th Century Women || Interview

I got to talk with Director Of Photography Sean Porter, a second time, in regards to his latest film 20th Century Women. You may know his work from EdenKumiko, The Treasure HunterThe Trust, and/or Green Room, but I'd be impressed if you spotted an obvious throughline in his ouevre. Watching 20th Century Women I was unaware he had shot it til the credits rolled. As a cinematographer who hopes to adapt/evolve entirely to the given material, he surely takes that news as a compliment of the highest form. 

M. David Mullen ASC || The Love Witch || Interview

The Love Witch has promptly become requisite sustenance for cinephiles. As the obligatory end of the year lists come churning out, you’d be damned if you didn’t catch The Love Witch on most of them. It’s made the Best of 2016 lists of  the New Yorker, Timeout, L.A Weekly, Sheila O’Malley (of rogerebert.com), Rottentomatoes 100 Best Horror Films of All Time, The Rolling Stones Best Horror Films of 2016,  The Thrillist’s sexiest movies of 2016, Filmschoolrejects Best movie Fashion/Best Movies of 2016, and Business Insider’s 24 Best Movies you probably haven’t seen this year, etc…. etc...

The Love Witch looks like film’s just aren’t able to anymore. It’s a glammed up homage to its Vistavision/Technicolor idols -- its flawless aesthetic is pivotal and helps ascend the label of a love letter. I talked with, and learned much, from its veteran cinematographer M. David Mullen ASC on The Love Witch’s production. 

Head Of Animation Hyrum Osmond And Story Artist David Derrick Jr on Disney's latest: Moana

Moana is the story of a young Polynesian heir ineffably drawn to the one thing that her community opposes: venturing out into the ocean, like the little mermaid was so drawn to land, like a monster to Boo, and like an ambitious rat was to the culinary arts. 

Moana Head of Animation Hyrum Osmand (Zootopia, Frozen, Wreck It Ralph, Tangled) and Story Artist David Derrick Jr. (How To Train Your Dragon, Flushed Away, Bee Movie) talked with the press in a roundtable before speaking to the visual arts students at the University of Denver. Tucked away in a corner of the university, David tapped into what made Moana so personal to him, allowing him to segue easily into the film’s themes of Polynesian ancestry and culture while Hyrum explored the unique challenges this particular film offered Disney’s elite animators. 

Interview with Directors Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan of Sausage Party

Release week for any movie is a busy time, but directors Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan managed to find some time to chat with us here at Cinelinx about the new animated adult feature, Sausage Party.  They talked with us about their process, approach to humor, and the seven year journey to getting the film on the big screen.  

Louise Linton Discusses Her New Thriller, Intruder

I got to interview the lovely Louise Linton star of the IFC Midnight movie Intruder, a true to life thriller, in which she discusses her character, time on the set, and much more.  Come inside to check it out! 

Green Room DP, Sean Porter, Talks About Adapting for the Narrative

Sean Porter, of the gorgeous Kumiko The Treasure Hunter, Eden, It Felt Like Love, and now Green Room, (and soon to be of The Trust) and I go in depth on the technical and conceptual aspects of Green Room’s cinematography. We talk small details like T-Stops and Focal lengths, and broader intentions like visual arcs that are brought on literally by the script. Porter began his career in the midst of the digital revolution which allowed him to shoot on 35mm and 16, while also working with digital from the advent.

The Alchemist Cookbook D.P Adam J. Minnick on lensing the Hermit in the Woods

If you've had the privilege to see a film lensed by D.P Adam J. Minnick, you'd have recognized an eye disciplined by the story it's telling rather than by personal inclinations or some sybaritic style that steals from the story. Buzzard, was shot super raw and cold on a 5D, The Alchemist Cookbook was shot formally composed with a warm palllete on an Alexa, and Actor Martinez (US Premiering this April at Tribeca) was shot with Altman inspired slow zooms on a Red Epic Dragon. The aesthetic decisions and stories speak for his adaptability and understanding of the form. And, his latest release, The Alchemist Cookbook, which hit SXSW hard when it world premiered, has audiences, critics, and filmmakers predominately sitting on the 'loved it' side of its divisive disposition. 

We were fortunate to talk with the cinematographer on how the hell the team pulled it off.

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