Celebrating The Cinematography of Adam Newport-Berra

From 'Euphoria' and 'The Bear' to Adele music videos and beyond!
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What do HBO’s Euphoria and Paris, Texas DP Robby Müller have in common? That’s right: cinematographer Adam Newport-Berra!

A jack of all trades — Newport-Berra’s résumé includes music videos, narrative features, TV, and commercial work — which has distinguished the DP as a modern cinematographer whose name is well-worth knowing.

If you’re wondering where you’ve seen Newport-Berra’s work before, you may have caught his gorgeous frames in The Last Black Man in San Francisco, which boasts a natural glow and tactile vibrancy that gives Joe Talbot’s 2019 film a narratively-relevant warmth and nostalgia. This year, you might have spied Newport-Berra’s credit in the first episode of The Bear, which set the visual precedent of long takes and push-zooms for the rest of the series.

To dive deeper into Newport-Berra’s filmography — his aesthetic philosophy and his gear set-up — push on to the video essay below:

Watch “Cinematography Style: Adam Newport-Berra”

Who made this?

This video essay on the cinematography of Adam Newport-Berra by In Depth Cine, a YouTube account dedicated to providing its audience with practical rundowns and explainers on some of the more technical aspects of movie-making. Gray Kotzé, a documentary DP based in South Africa, is the man behind the channel. You can check out Kotzé’s portfolio on their website here. And you can check out In Depth Cine on YouTube here.

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Meg Shields: Meg has been writing professionally about all things film-related since 2016. She is a Senior Contributor at Film School Rejects as well as a Curator for One Perfect Shot. She has attended international film festivals such as TIFF, Hot Docs, and the Nitrate Picture Show as a member of the press. In her day job as an archivist and records manager, she regularly works with physical media and is committed to ensuring ongoing physical media accessibility in the digital age. You can find more of Meg's work at Cinema Scope, Dead Central, and Nonfics. She has also appeared on a number of film-related podcasts, including All the President's Minutes, Zodiac: Chronicle, Cannes I Kick It?, and Junk Filter. Her work has been shared on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour, Business Insider, and CherryPicks. Meg has a B.A. from the University of King's College and a Master of Information degree from the University of Toronto.