- August 13, 2020When shooting vérité, Jesse Moss is typically a one-man-band. But his latest film—codirected with his wife, Amanda McBaine—demanded a full orchestra. Boys State required 28 crew members, to be exact, including an octet of cinematographers.
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A thirty-year veteran in the documentary field, Kirsten Johnson has received numerous accolades for her documentary films, Derrida, Darfur Now, Pray the Devil Back to Hell, and the widely acclaimed film Cameraperson. Johnson has worked with a wide range of...
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In a career that spans over 45 years, Joan Churchill has made her mark as one of the most influential cinematographers working in documentary film today. Early in her career, Joan shot groundbreaking films that helped define the style of vérité filmmaking, such as Gimme Shelter, with...
- August 24, 2017You've no doubt seen these before in a documentary: an interviewee sitting just inches in front of a bookcase, with the individual book titles
- September 9, 2016Over the last quarter-century, Kirsten Johnson has lensed some of the most challenging and impactful documentaries of our time, ranging from Laura