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    How I Shot That: The Hiking Trail to Sundance Drama 'Jamie Marks Is Dead'

    Having shot a number of shorts, the television series "True Detective" and the acclaimed 2010 documentary "Freakonomics," cinematographer Darren Lew has teamed up with director Carter Smith to shoot his first narrative feature film, and discusses just what it took for him to shoot "Jamie Marks Is De...

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    How I Shot That: Filming in Japan for Sundance Drama 'Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter'

    Cinematographer Sean Porter, whose recent credits include films "It Felt Like Love," "Eden" and "Bass Ackwards" spoke to Indiewire about shooting "Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter," which plays at Sundance. "Kumiko" follows a Japanese woman who obsesses over an American film and comes to America to try t...

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    Sundance Cinematographers Tell Indiewire About their Most Difficult Shots

    Though a film's cinematography is shown on-screen, what happens behind the camera often proves to be much more strenuous than meets the eye. Battling against technical difficulties, budgetary restrictions and even some political strife, the 2014 Sundance cinematographers have certainly had their wor...

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    How I Shot That: The Challenges of Filming Sundance's 'Dig' and 'The Case Against 8'

    Cinematographer Joe Anderson spoke to us about filming Toby Halbrooks' short "Dig" and Ben Cotner and Ryan White's "The Case Against 8." "Dig" shows the perspective of a young girl who watches her father dig a hole in their backyard while "The Case Against 8" is a documentary about the trial that le...

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    Sundance Cinematographers Tell Indiewire The Best and Worst Advice They Received

    There's plenty of advice out there for aspiring filmmakers and cinematographers, some great, some garbage. With that in mind, Indiewire asked the cinematographers of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival what was the best and worst advice they ever received, as part of our How I Shot That series.

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    How I Shot That: Using a Wide Angle Lens on the Sundance Satire 'Dear White People'

    Cinematographer Topher Osborn told Indiewire about shooting the Sundance satire "Dear White People," Justin Simien's satire about four black students at an Ivy League school where a riot breaks out following an "African American" party held by white students.

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    How I Shot That: Filming the Sundance Drama 'Happy Christmas' with Minimal Lighting

    Christmas parties wouldn't exist without the countless lights used for decoration, which made for an interesting experience for cinematographer Ben Richardson, who most recently went to Sundance with the Oscar-nominated "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and now returns with Joe Swanberg's Anna Kendrick-...

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    How I Shot That: Sundance Documentary 'E-Team' Gives an Insider's Look on Filming War Crimes

    Rachel Beth Anderson, cinematographer of "E-Team," which is a documentary playing at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, discusses with us her experience shooting the film. "E-Team," directed by Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman, follows a group of individuals selected by the Human Rights Watch to docume...

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    How I Shot That: Alzheimer's Patients in Sundance Documentary 'Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory'

    After shooting a bunch of short films and music videos, cinematographer Shachar Langlev debuted his first feature-length film,"Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory" at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. The documentary, directed by Michael Rossato-Bennett (also a first timer), looks at a powerful e...

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