In today’s sometimes complex content creation pathway, there are more choices than ever for handling the imaging chain from on set to final deliverables. At Cine Gear Expo on May 31 at 4:15pm in Screening Room #5, cinematographers John Bailey, ASC (The Way, Way Back) and Peter Levy, ASC, ACS (House of Lies)* will discuss their different but successful pathways to image creation and control from production through post. The conversation will be moderated by well-known industry writer and Creative COW editor Debra Kaufman.
Bailey is a renowned cinematographer with wide-ranging credits from such memorable films as American Gigolo, Ordinary People, The Big Chill, Mishima, The Accidental Tourist, Groundhog Day, In The Line of Fire, and As Good As It Gets. A few of his latest credits include Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, The Greatest, and The Way, Way Back, which hits theaters in July. Bailey says he shot The Way, Way Back “guerilla style,” and collaborated with FotoKem colorist Kostas Theodosiou during the digital intermediate.
Levy recently completed director of photography duties on Season 2 of Showtime’s House of Lies. The show is shot on ARRI Alexa, ingested into FotoKem’s nextLAB system, and then piped to Keep Me Posted, a FotoKem company, for final color by Keith Shaw. Levy’s credits include the TV hits Californication, 24, and Without a Trace, and feature films including Predator 2, Broken Arrow, Lost in Space, and Lonely Hearts.
*based on availability