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    How I Shot That: Confronting Dangerous Townspeople While Shooting Sundance Documentary 'The Overnighters'

    Documentaries accepted into the Sundance Film Festival often hold an air of prestige, but the actual shoots are seldom as beautiful as the footage appears on screen. Few of the Sundance 2014 cinematographers can claim such a difficult production as Jesse Moss, whose past work includes "Speedo: A Dem...

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    How I Shot That: High Contrast Lighting in the Sundance Zombie Romance-Comedy 'Life After Beth'

    Cinematographer Jay Hunter spoke to Indiewire about the zombie romantic-comedy "Life After Beth", the directorial debut of "I Heart Huckabees" co-writer Jeff Baena and an entry in the Dramatic Competition of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

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    How I Shot That: Filming Sundance Family Drama 'Infinitely Polar Bear'

    With an impressive list of credits already to his name that includes "The Messenger" and "Arlington Road," cinematographer Bobby Bukowski comes to Sundance with another acclaimed film and discusses the many challenges of pulling off "Infinitely Polar Bear," a family drama directed by Maya Forbes and...

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    Sundance Cinematographers Name Their Favorite DPs: Roger Deakins, Gordon Willis and More

    As part of our "How I Shot That" series, Indiewire asked Sundance cinematographers to list their favorite directors of photography.

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    How I Shot That: Shooting an Action Sequence in Two Days for Sundance Noir 'Cold In July'

    Cinematographer Ryan Samul talked to Indiewire about shooting "Cold In July", a noir-thriller starring Michael C. Hall as a small-town man who shoots a burglar in his house, becoming a local hero but provoking the man's vengeful ex-con father (Sam Shepard).

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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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