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Indiana U. Prof. Terri Francis Interviews Cinematographer Daniel Patterson About His Work & ‘Da Sweet Blood of Jesus’

Indiana U. Prof. Terri Francis Interviews Cinematographer Daniel Patterson About His Work & ‘Da Sweet Blood of Jesus'

It’s pretty
well established that Bradford Young is the cinematographer of the moment. Even
the current issue of American Cinematographer magazine has two articles about
Young and his work on “Selma” and “A Most Violent Year.”

But he’s not
the only one making waves. Daniel Patterson is also gaining a lot of attention for
his camera work on quite an eclectic list of films, from many shorts such as “Blind
Date,” “Womack” and “Triangle,” documentaries
like Darius Clark Monroe’s “Evolution of Criminal” and Blair Doroshwalther’s “Out in the Night,” and several feature films, including Rashaad Ernesto
Green’s “Gun Hill Road,” and Shaka King’s “Newlyweeds.”

Now with
Spike Lee’s “Da Sweet Blood of Jesus” coming out this month in theaters and VOD, Patterson
is sure to gain even more notice and acclaim. Jai Tiggett interviewed Patterson for S&A last summer (HERE); but in a recent interview with Terri Francis, Associate Professor
of Communication and Culture at Indiana University, Patterson talked about how he got interested in cinematography,
what he looks for in projects he is considering, what he feels the role
of a cinematographer is, his visual approach for “Da Sweet Blood of Jesus” and
what he wanted to convey in the film visually.

You can read
the interview HERE.

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