What inspiration from film past do you draw from specifically when you are working on new projects?
What are some of the considerations you make when approaching the cinematography for action-adventures?
Of all the film projects, what would you say was the hardest moment/shot to capture?
You have a long-standing collaborative relationship with director Zack Snyder, but you have also worked with many other directors including J.J. Abrams, Shane Black and Louis Leterrier. How do you go about adapting your cinematography to fit their auteur vision, while still maintaining your unique style?
Do you have any tips for cinematographers who are first embarking on a career in film, in particular working on films that involve heavy VFX?
I’m horrible at giving advice because I feel like I’m always learning, and every project is a new challenge. I can only tell my story which was attending film school, and shooting as much as I could, no matter how small and humble the project. We all have to pay our dues so expect frustration and be patient. As for VFX, I’ve been obsessed with special effects, makeup, and stop-motion since my teens so I love the process.
Any tips for achieving those amazing nightscape shots?
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