ISSUE 73 – March 2017

 

One Take Wonder

In Australia’s first single-take feature film, Watch the Sunset, a man comes to grips with the power of his past when his estranged family becomes entangled in its web. The film’s Cinematographer and Co-Producer, Damien Lipp, discusses the film with Australian Cinematographer. Interview by James Cunningham.

Nigel Bluck

From shooting Stickmen in New Zealand in 2000, winning the AFI Award for Best Cinematography for Home Song Stories in 2007, and lensing the second season of HBO’s True Detective in 2015, Nigel Bluck talks to Australian Cinematographer about his body of work. Interview by Lindsay Coleman.

Culturally Appropriate

Born on Thursday Island and raised in the Torres Strait, Murray Lui is recognised as the first professional Torres Strait Islander cinematographer. He has worked with the ABC and SBS on programs including The Family Law, Rosehaven and Jacob, which won him an ACS Gold Tripod in 2009. Australian Cinematographer sits down to talk with Lui in Townsville. Interview by Corey Hague.

A Touch of Immortality

The award-winning Kieran Fowler takes us behind the scenes on his latest feature film, Skinford, a story about a British con-artist who uncovers the opportunity of a lifetime whilst digging his own grave. By Kieran Fowle

Go West

In the summer of 1987, Vicki Maloney (Ashleigh Cummings) is abducted by serial killer couple John and Evelyn White (Stephen Curry and Emma Booth). With escape seeming impossible, she attempts to drive a wedge between them in an effort to survive. Cinematographer Michael McDermott lenses Hounds of Love in Western Australia. By Michael McDermott.

The Artist

With over seventy-five feature films to his name, countless awards from both the ACS (including Induction into our Hall of Fame) and the ASC (including their Lifetime Achievement Award) and an Oscar… we speak with the Academy Award-winning Dean Semler AM ACS ASC to learn about what inspires him and how he taps into his abundant creativity. Interview by Elizabeth Bonney.

And much more…