It's Summer 2012 — and that means your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is once again slinging webs on the big screen. But according to this month's guest, 'The Amazing Spider-Man' inhabits a gritty and realistic world the likes of which his movie going fans have never seen. We got to talk to the film's director of photography, and avid Spider-Man fan, John Schwartzman, ASC about his Amazing work on this much anticipated blockbuster.
John has shot more blockbusters than many cinematographers have seen. He is known for the moving, dynamic camera style that made action films like director Michael Bay's 'The Rock', 'Armageddon' and 'Pearl Harbor' so memorable... but he is no one trick pony. He was nominated for an Oscar and won an ASC award for his thoughtful and classically beautiful work on 'Seabiscuit', and his other credits include 'The Rookie' and 'Benny & Joon'. He speaks to us today about shooting 'The Amazing Spider-Man', the state of the art Red Epic cameras John borrowed from Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit', and about his career in the movies.
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