World Builders is an ongoing series of conversations with the most productive and thoughtful behind-the-scenes craftspeople.
We chat with director Vasilis Katsoupis and actor Willem Dafoe about ‘Inside’ and how shooting chronologically emotionally charged the performers.
We chat with Will Forte, Elizabeth Mitchell, and Jake Van Wagoner about the new Sundance indie and why tonal balance only works when collaboration is total.
We chat with the legendary cinematographer about finding a unique, almost black-and-white image for Antoine Fuqua’s new film. Why did it scare the hell out of him?
We chat with production designers Dylan Cole and Ben Procter about how they constructed Pandora’s oceanic depths.
We chat with the cinematographer about the challenges of simultaneously shooting live-action and virtual.
We chat with costume designer Deborah L. Scott about ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ and how virtual fittings differ from practical ones.
We chat with the cinematographer about the Westerns that influenced Martin McDonagh’s psychological slugfest.
We chat with the composer about the challenges director Martin McDonagh initiated and how they arrived at a whimsical sound to counter the film’s dark mood.
We chat with the cinematographer about striking the right balance between fairy tale action and historically accurate drama.