One of the most impressive features of cinematography in 2014 was the “one-shot” presentation of Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s “Birdman.” And the colleagues of cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki wanted to make sure he was duly honored for his work.
The lenser took home the top prize at the 29th Annual American Society of Cinematographers Awards over the weekend. He beat out Roger Deakins (“Unbroken“), Dick Pope (“Mr. Turner“), Robert D. Yeoman (“The Grand Budapest Hotel“) and Óscar Faura (“The Imitation Game“) for the win. Will Oscar glory follow, allowing Lubezki to net his second trophy? We’ll find out this weekend.
Until then, here’s a new featurette on the film about the complications of the single-take approach.