#vscocam “when the sun comes up, I couldn’t tell where heaven stopped and the earth began.”
Perfect timing. LA #sunset from AFI. (at American Film Institute)
"Film is a unique art form in the sense that no one person can express himself or herself alone. You rely on a lot of unsung heroes. It’s not like an artist painting a picture where it’s just him and the easel. There are 100 people I rely on."
The right light: Rodrigo Prieto ASC, AMC lights Hagia Sophia
While scouting the Byzantine landmark with his Turkish electricians, Prieto noted ruefully that the lights in the massive chandeliers were compact fluorescents that bathed everything in a green hue. “Ali and Durmus [the Turkish electricians] said they could ask permission to change the bulbs, and they actually made it happen – they swapped out 4,000 fluorescent bulbs!” he marvels. “That actually made it a little darker, of course, but the lights were warm twinkly, and they looked beautiful. When they opened the site for tourists the next day, they got so many compliments they decided to keep them. I think they’re still there!”
-American Cinematographer, Nov. 2012, p. 64