Website Craft Truck has a new interview series you'll want to bookmark for enjoyable viewing. Through the Lens was conducted with some of cinema's greatest cinematographers and several up-and-comers. In particular, we love the hell out of this Dean Cundey interview, since, hey, Cundey has shot many of our film favorites — like Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, Big Trouble in Little China, The Thing and Escape from New York.
The prolific cinematographer has called film photography his "private ego trip," since movies offer a "unique form of immortality." In this talk, Cundey discusses his field then and now, using Back to the Future as an example of the differences. He shot the scene in which Doc shows Marty how the DeLorean works, using real flames, a real vehicle, and other practical effects. Today, most of the stunt would have been crafted digitally (often to ensure the safety of a movie's stars). This is just one of several great shorts with outstanding cinematographers that offers a glimpse behind the scenes. Dig in to the rest over here.
[Spotted via Filmmaker IQ]
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