American Cinematographer

It's not Canadian, but it's still good.

To make a great film… a good DP is worth his weight in gold. I have had the pleasure of collaboration with a lot of fabulous cinematographers. It’s one of my favorite parts of filmmaking. I love the techinical/creative mix that makes a good DP. AC is a great magazine and site to access information about their craft. It has always had many insights on ‘how they made it.’ There are tons of examples in all kinds of great films past and current. Most of the best DPs in the world contribute to this. Robert Richardson and Vittorio Storaro are probably my favorites. There are always creative and technical ideas/solutions for all kinds of filmmaking.

This week’s Frandoms are by Canadian director and filmmaker Rob Quartly. Check his work at