No Film School: How to Be the ‘Cool DP’ on Set

Elle SchneiderPress

At SXSW 2017, cinematographers Elle Schneider, Rita Baghdadi, and Ellie Ann Fenton spoke on a panel titled To Infinity Focus and Beyond: What DPs Bring to Set, moderated by entertainment journalist Valentina Valentini. Here are six pieces of advice that will help you get the respect you deserve on set while maintaining a “chill” work environment. Read more on No … Read More

ShareGrid: Celebrating 5 Great Female DPs from 2016

The ICFCPress

2016 brought some much needed diversity to the Oscars, especially in the cinematography department. Four of the five nominees are first-timers, two were shot primarily on 35mm, Bradford Young is the first African American to be nominated in this category (for Arrival), and we even got some indie love with a nomination for “Moonlight!” However, the Oscars still aren’t representing … Read More

Women in Hollywood: “Support Female Cinematographers: Recommendations for 2017 Viewing”

The ICFCPress

Women accounted for just five percent of the cinematographers who worked on the top 250 highest-grossing films of 2016, and a female cinematographer has never been nominated for an Oscar. Because women are so underrepresented in the field, recognizing — and supporting — their work is all the more important. We recently reported on female DPs making their mark on Sundance 2017, and now … Read More

Lenny Letter: Subvert the Expectation

The ICFCPress

We know Hollywood is a boys’ club. Studies show that women are woefully underrepresented in so many fields across the board, but the noise and intolerance around this is getting louder. Female stories, and their writers, directors, actors, producers, and cinematographers, will not be ignored any longer. Historically, one of the most male-dominated departments has been the camera department, and … Read More

No Film School: ‘Great Cinematography Comes From Integrity’: Advice From Fierce Female DPs

The ICFCPress

Members of two new female DP collectives offer pro shooting tips straight from the field CinematographersXX and The International Collective of Female Cinematographers (ICFC) formed in part as a response to that oft-repeated mantra: “I’d love to hire a female DP, but I just can’t find any.” As ICFC founder Kristin Fieldhouse recounted, “There was a huge gap that needed … Read More