'Man on Fire', 'Gone in Sixty Seconds', 'Swordfish', 'Deja Vu', 'Collateral." If you've seen any of these titles, then you've seen the work of this month's guest, director of photography Paul Cameron, ASC.
His interest in photography started with a Polaroid camera when he was 15 years old — and his journey from taking Polaroid pictures as a kid, to the images he now captures for Hollywood's most noteworthy directors, is one worth taking in. You can do just that at his website, paulcamerondp.com and you'll see what I mean. As a side note, take a look at some of Paul's TV commercials as well. You may have missed some on your boob tube that are just incredibly shot.
Paul's latest film is 'Total Recall', a brand new re-imagining of Philip K. Dick's 1966 short story, We Can Remember It for You Wholesale. With images worthy of the Philip K. Dick cinema tradition, and as stark as any you'll see on the screen this Summer, Total Recall is a feast for the science fiction lover's eyes. Paul speaks to us about shooting the futuristic world of 'Total Recall' as practically as possible, film preservation in the age of digital transition, and what it means to richly "layer" an image.
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