You cannot be a Michael Mann fan without being a true appreciator of fine cinematography – a hallmark of every movie he has made. There are a number of American Cinematographer back issues you can purchase that feature interviews with top cinematographers, but I think the ones featuring Mann films are regretfully now out of […]
Here is an excellent article I came across detailing DP Dion Beebe’s (Miami Vice, Collateral) approach to shooting Collateral. I made the mistake of thinking Miami Vice was a poor visual outing for Dion when I first saw it. But many viewings later, I don’t know what I was thinking. Miami Vice is stunning and […]
David Presley with a Canon 1D Mark IV for use on “Luck” Seems Michael Mann continues to innovate in the digital realm, working with David Presley, Mann’s main video technician, on the exciting forthcoming TV series “Luck”. And I thought Mann was a Nikon fan. By: Jared Abrams I got the chance to hang out […]
Emulating the period of the 1930’s was one of the major challenges facing Michael Mann and DP Dante Spinotti. Here is an excellent overview of many of the technical and aesthetic approaches Mann mixed together to produce Public Enemies. For any creative endeavour to be fully realized the mastery of technique has to be attained. […]
Dion Beebe is famed for being the Oscar Winning Director of Photography for the stunning Memoirs of a Geisha. Anyone who has any doubts about Dion Beeb’s ability are nuts – he is genius with a camera. The following is an excerpt of an interview with Dion Beebe, DP of Michael Mann’s Collateral. Ready, Set, […]
If you are like me and interested in cinematography, why not pick up a back copy of an interview with Dion Beebe on shooting Miami Vice the movie. You can purchase it at the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) website.
Michael Mann has always been willing to use new technology during the production and post production of his movies. For his latest movie, Public Enemies, starring Johnny Depp and Christian Bale, Michael Mann and DP Dante Spinotti, ASC, tested various digital cameras before settling on Sony’s F-23. They were supported in this pre-production testing by […]
As someone very interested in photography (I own a large format camera), I am very interested in the digital technology Mann employs for his movies. Collateral was of course renowned for its digital over film choice. Here is an excerpt from a tidy interview with Michael Mann on post production of Collateral. As ever, click […]