Author Archives: ganzo1969

the ASC Awards in the rearview mirror – my intro to the Spotlight Award (comments on the state of the awards in general)

It’s my great pleasure to present the third annual ASC Spotlight Award. What really thrills me about the Spotlight award is that it is a recognition of exceptional cinematography that is so often overlooked by the awards (PR) machines. It … Continue reading

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Late to the party but I need to post this anyway

I saw this amazing film last november at the Camerimage festival in Bydgoszcz Poland. Everyone should see this if they care about real filmmaking (moviemaking) seriously beautiful compositions that serve the story and gorgeous black and white images. The best … Continue reading

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a reflection on a few of this year’s movies

There are a few medium to big budget films that I’ve seen this year and like for different reasons. “Gravity” was a big crowd pleaser even though it was a really simple story, almost too simple. I liked the CG … Continue reading

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down and out in New Orleans

already may and new orleans is alive with thunder and lightning and music everywhere. it rains, it pours. blues, funk, gospel and jazz, all good. when will the sky really open up for everyone to see?

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Save Your Butt

Lost on a side street in the parade city protected from the rains for one last hit.

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Thoughts on IMAX, 65mm, 35mm and HD image making

This first began when I saw the IMAX film “The Fires of Kuwait” in the theater. I was really impressed by the super fine grain quality and sharpness of the image in this documentary film. It was heads above any other … Continue reading

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cosmicomics

calvino had it right in his way. this is the beginning of the road.

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is this the end of the road?

night and darkness surprised by asphalt and leaves and branches whipping the glass. it leads to the delta, someday, somehow.

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