World Builders

World Builders

World Builders is an ongoing series of conversations with the most productive and thoughtful behind-the-scenes craftspeople.

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Marcel The Shell With Shoes On Cinematography

Terrence Malick and the Cinematography of ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On’

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We chat with Bianca Cline and Erik Adkins about the cinematography of Marcel the Shell with Shoe On and how another iconic filmmaker influenced its visual language.

Henry Thomas Crawlspace Interview

Every Actor Wants To Play ‘Die Hard’ at Some Point, Even Henry Thomas

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We chat with the ‘E.T.’ and ‘Midnight Mass’ actor about achieving a cinematic fantasy in the new action-thriller ‘Crawlspace.’

Moon Knight Cinematography

How Comics and Oscar Isaac Dictated the Cinematography of ‘Moon Knight’

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We chat with cinematographers Gregory Middleton and Andrew Droz Palermo about diving into the Marvel Universe and attempting to live up to their numerous artists.

Everything Everywhere All At Once

Why They Jammed A Dozen Movies Into ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’

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We chat with cinematographer Larkin Seiple about the numerous influences flooding throughout this multiversal madhouse.

The Last Days Of Ptolemy Gray Shawn Peters

Why They Used Bottles as Lenses for ‘The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey’

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We chat with cinematographer Shawn Peters about the new Apple TV+ series and how chasing imperfection always results in authenticity.

Jeff Cronenweth Being The Ricardos

Jeff Cronenweth Explains Why ‘Being the Ricardos’ Ditches the 4:3 Ratio

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We chat with the cinematographer about capturing emotional truth rather than historical accuracy.

Göran Lundström House Of Gucci

How Göran Lundström Transformed Jared Leto for ‘House of Gucci’

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We chat with the prosthetics designer about wrangling Jared Leto’s massive mane, the first step in transforming the actor into Paolo Gucci, and how it differed from his work on ‘The Batman.’

Alvin Wee Encanto Score Mixer

How Sound Mixing Solidifies the Cultural Takeover of ‘Encanto’

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We chat with Alvin Wee about the art he supplies as the ‘Encanto’ score mixer and how tiny variations culminate in an obsessive soundtrack.

Warren Ellis La PanthÈre Des Neiges

Warren Ellis Only Needs 30 Seconds of Footage to Score Your Whole Movie

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We chat with the composer about his latest project, ‘The Velvet Queen,’ and about how he and Nick Cave jam-session their scores into reality.