It’s A Wrap!
Cinematographer and author Andrew Laszlo, ASC now puts pen to paper to reveal tantalizing tales as only he can. Laszlo takes readers behind the scenes on a variety of projects he himself was involved in, to illustrate how unforeseen events can impact even the most carefully planned production. From a secret trip to Havana with Ed Sullivan during the Cuban Revolution, to near disasters involving The Beatles, Ossie Davis and Richard Chamberlain, It's A Wrap! gives an insider's view of the filmmaking process and sheds light on the inherent dangers of the industry.
Every Frame a Rembrandt
Using five very different films, Southern Comfort, The Warriors, First Blood, Streets of Fire, and Innerspace, Andrew Laszlo discusses the specific challenges encountered in each. The author shows the broad range of complexity in motion picture photography, form its relatively simple "point and shoot" in a typical day location photography to complex in-camera effects. Lazslo’s “war-stories” depict the day-to-day activities of a cinematographer before, during and after filming the project. He discusses equipment, film stocks, testing labs, unions, agents, budget requirements, and working with the director, producer and crews.