In Trancas, up in Malibu. Newton Thomas Sigel posted on Instagram: “A shout-out to the incomparable @thesamhargrave Leading us on the amazing journey that was…” • See all of @tsigel's photos and videos on their profile. Thanks so much for joining us today. Ironically, I didn’t really learn about lighting, stuff like that, to the extent that I should have or would have, but I learned so much about so many other things, just storytelling and camera, how to let things evolve from one character to another. But I get to set, and I realize it’s day one of shooting. During the day, there was work and workers, and at night there was nothing but us artists, smoking pot and looking at each other’s art. I lived in the city, not in the suburbs, and we lived through, whether you call it “riots” or “uprising,” depending on your point of view, of ‘67. Strange dude. Sigel reconts two movie projects that he recently shot in Southeast Asia—one of them Spike Lee’s upcoming Da 5 Bloods—and discusses the surreal, almost fictional quality that comes with a career spent on set. In addition to listening here on our site, you can subscribe on, This site uses cookies. Flash forward a little bit, and there’s a fellow at AFI named Juan Ruiz Anchía, who’s going to shoot Oliver Stone’s—[Stone] had done a movie called The Hand, but this was really his first feature; it’s going to be about the war in El Salvador. I emulated him in a way, because he was a photographer, but I’m not just going to copy my brother, so I got a Super 8 camera and started making little movies. I have no idea. Rather, his focus is on storytelling. So I’d never done a film with him before, and it was amazing that over the holiday, he called me and asked if I wanted to do this project. And I was just thinking, My God, this is the guy’s first movie, and the way you’re supporting him is by telling him he shot too much film? By looking at this video we can explore the crazy cinematography behind it. So I get in the car, I’m still asleep, I’m driving out, I’m going to fill in for him. Découvrez sa biographie, le détail de ses 37 ans de carrière et toute son actualité But I get to set, and I realize it’s day one of shooting. Enjoy!Commercial Cinematography: The Foundation CourseIf you are interested in Commercial Cinematography and getting the most out of Pre-Production than this course is for you. Consultez la traduction anglais-allemand de newton Thomas Sigel dans le dictionnaire PONS qui inclut un entraîneur de vocabulaire, les tableaux de conjugaison et les prononciations. But then you have to reenter. At the same time, it was a movie about driving and speed that had these tense action moments—and yet whose central character was silent and nonverbal. Showing all 5 wins and 23 nominations. Because it’s literally a linear demarcation of my life. AZ: But there hasn’t been that much space between the projects. And the only reason they were doing it was to scare the Sandinistas. All I knew about Oliver Stone was that he wrote this movie, , which so many people thought was racist, and he did not express [remorse], which other people thought was terribly, . This was before we were boyfriend-girlfriend or anything, because I thought maybe then she’d be my girlfriend if she did sound and I did camera on people’s movies. And you’ll see that in cinematographers, where there are those who see themselves as an artist, and they have a style and a look, and when they’re given a job, they figure out how to adapt that job to their style, and there are those who are more freewheeling, shall we say, and take on a project, and their style evolves and morphs. I don’t know if it’s a cinematic phenomena or what it is, but he’s. Because of some of the difficulties of production, I was privileged to actually be even more front-and-center than a cinematographer usually is with an actor, so I knew there was magic there. I didn’t want to be in Buffalo, but that kept me there the first year after high school because I hadn’t applied to any colleges. FEATURED VIDEO: Newton Thomas Sigel answers your questions. NTS: I guess. Sigel reconts two movie projects that he recently shot in Southeast Asia—one of them Spike Lee’s upcoming. AZ: This is like early [Donald] Judd and [Frank] Stella. You were working on. You should go down and film this military exercise. I don’t know that any of them necessarily became household names afterwards. He started a. in Buffalo, where he studied how kids learn. So it’s a really interesting mix, not without its perils. Date de naissance : 1955. I was rebellious, so anything that to them was revered in that way was bourgeois and to be rebelled against. She had, after high school, gone to South America, learned Spanish, worked as a photojournalist for, , and travelled all around Latin America. Born in Detroit. There’s something circular to the idea of Newton Thomas Sigel shooting firefights in the jungle on 16mm. And here’s what is so amazing about Nick: In the end, when he did his cut, there were two financiers. He wanted to do another feature, and he wanted to do it about Nicaragua. I think the first time I went was on a documentary about Todos Santos Cuchumatán, which is a little village in the northwest of Guatemala. Okay. Time Sensitive is produced by The Slowdown, a media platform that provides context and clarity around some of the most relevant and pressing issues of our time: culture, nature, and the future. I think it was really somewhere around high school that I started to paint. From being the first to capture the Contras on film in Nicaragua to photographing the X-Men series and Superman Returns (2006), Sigel has worn many hats (and no, we’re not talking about his fedoras and baseball caps, although there are those, too). I went there yesterday looking for it, and I’m not sure I found the right place. Posted 16 December 2020 by News. 4 mins read. He was a child psychologist, and one of the reasons we moved to Buffalo was because, in Detroit, at that time, our neighborhood was in flames. Andrew is a photographer, filmmaker, and creative director. Découvrez aussi toutes les photos et vidéos de Newton Thomas Sigel NTS: Yeah. I had worked as a camera operator on some fiction stuff. . It’s funny, because what I do, and when you’re directing, it’s even worse—you’re being asked so many questions: “What lens do you want?” “Do you want to start this way in the morning or the other way?” So there’s a million questions you get asked, minute by minute, and I find that when I come home, “Where would you like to go for dinner?” is a vexing question, because I really don’t want to think about it, I don’t want to make any decisions. AZ: [Laughs] You can’t art direct your home. It was very cool. He is known for X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), Seventh Son (2014), The Usual Suspects (1995), Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) and Drive (2011).. Rather, his focus is on storytelling. has helped shape cinematic history. So he got the storefront. Podcast Credits: Episode Sponsors Hot R od Cameras NTS: Yeah, Wall Street, The Doors. , I was gone for almost a year. And you were in this program with …? What were you thinking about in terms of that film, and why did you make the choices? So I get in the car, I’m still asleep, I’m driving out, I’m going to fill in for him. NTS: I’m very lucky, I’m very lucky. We sat down. I’ll have to go to IMDB to remember. AZ: Which was …? The online video conversations highlight a wide array of award-contending productions. It was gritty. Do you find that, when looking back on the history of your own life, it’s marked in the films that you’ve made? I had never met Lorenzo. , which [was] another moment in your life that sort of pivoted into a whole run of things. It wasn’t like I said, “I want to be a cinematographer.” It was never even like I said I wanted to be a director. NTS: But it was all right; it was too far uptown, anyway. 2011 Nominee ACCA: Best Achievement in Cinematography Drive (2011) Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards. So we went to Florida and had dinner with Édgar Chamorro. NTS: You can’t. Everybody loves that movie. He is known for his work on Drive (2011), Three Kings (1999) and The Usual Suspects (1995). 4 mins read. I had a studio in the basement of an old Emigrant Bank building on Reade Street. Things like, were out there doing these non-narrative—, , because we moved from Detroit to Buffalo right in the middle of my high school years, there was a man named, , who was in the English department but was a champion of this type of filmmaking, and was trying to start a film program at the University of Buffalo. So he was trying to start one in Buffalo, and he started a [department] called “Media Study,” which was outside of the school, though tangentially related to it. I mean, I grew up with Vietnam—the name “Vietnam” was almost like a cultural sign post. Having said that, I think what you find, as you get older and have done more work, is that you do have more of a style than you realize, because you have instincts. Netflix has released BTS (Behind the Scenes) footage of its upcoming American action thriller, Extraction. It definitely felt like you were doing something from the grassroots up. So we kind of moved back into the places where we came from a little more—[in my case] a more purely creative, artsy, although obviously with an affinity to content that has a social-activism aspect to it, and she’s still making documentaries. Film programs in those days existed at, beginning little ones in a few other places. Form and content sometimes have a love affair, and sometimes one of them wins, and usually when one wins, it’s bad. So the film test ends, the lights come on, and Lorenzo turns and he looks, not at David, but at me, and he says, “Well, if you think you can make this movie look like one, cogent whole—one, unified piece—go ahead.” And it just blew my mind. There are a few icons that have been there forever, but there was nothing at night other than a handful of bars and artists tripping on each other. These are the days of, or even slightly before the days of. I mean, I knew the music, I loved the band, but this [was a] major motion picture, bigger than anything I’d ever worked on, with movie stars like Meg Ryan. We had a third partner [Peter Kinoy] who was an editor. Illya’s Short End is the TV Series Counterpart Season 2 Ben’s Short End is the 3900 Notebook Pages of Paul Klee . You don’t remember the number, do you? I was an artist. NTS: I’ve known Spike Lee for quite a while, from doing a little commercial work with him, and speaking of legends, there aren’t too many legends in the filmmaking world bigger than Spike Lee. NTS: Whatever it was. But more importantly, I knew that Rami Malek was doing something magical, that I was watching magic. I figured I’d just go there and make movies. Newton Thomas Sigel “Extraction” BTS Footage Reveals Some Crazy Cinematography by Yossy Mendelovich. Right after I had worked on a movie called, , I came back to New York, and literally—I think it was the next day or two days later—a man showed up at my office named, , asking me if I wanted to do a documentary in El Salvador about the aesthetics of the right and the aesthetics of the left. •Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn •Cinematography: Newton Thomas Sigel…” Your father [Irving] was a really interesting psychologist who studied cognitive development, specifically in symbols, and I was thinking about that. AZ: Did you realize at the time it’d be such an important film? I mean, I had some exposure, but not a lot. No idea who this guy was. Cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel has no style. Sigel most recently worked with Singer in 2018—their tenth film together—on a celebratory biopic of Queen, British Academy of Film and Television Arts), On this episode of Time Sensitive—recorded shortly after his arrival back in the U.S. from Vietnam, where he was the director of photography on Spike Lee’s. We went back to Honduras and walked over the border from Honduras into Nicaragua with the Contra patrol, and we filmed them in their camps and in their bases in Nicaragua. Boursorama Banque – Brad Pitt: directeur de la photographie : Nouvelle Nissan Micra – Complice de toutes vos audaces #meet the accomplice: directeur de la photographie : Blackberry – Z 10 Keep Moving: directeur de la photographie : Lire la … I can’t remember them all. So I knew that it would reach an audience. Was that something that you had come up with? But his desire to pursue these projects of various genres and styles all stem from the same goal: to delve into what makes humans human. But he talked me into it, so I literally finished a movie [Dhaka] for the Russo brothers one night and started Spike’s movie the next day. This is their first day of shooting, and I’m being asked to take over the movie. When The Mountains Tremble, un film de Pamela YATES, Newton Thomas Sigel | Synopsis : avec So it was very easy for me to be able to afford it and do it. Note publique d'information : Directeur de la photographie et réalisateur . Newton Thomas Sigel, ASC and director Nicolas Winding Refn craft a violent fairytale on the streets of Los Angeles. I really admire how he stuck to his guns. Because I came out of the art world, it was more like an artist—you create, you make things, you don’t label your job category. It was in a storefront, and it was giving community classes; it was meant to teach people how to make movies and also to bring in these filmmakers like, So he got the storefront. We sort of talked more ephemerally, and the constructive thing that came out of it was that he wanted me to shoot some tests. How do you get to Nicaragua? Form and content sometimes have a love affair, and sometimes one of them wins, and usually when one wins, it’s bad. It’s very hard to go with the, was probably one of the few that did that with. I was amazed at the confidence that he had, and yet how much the prep and the structure of shooting the film I had to do on my own because he didn’t really prep. So he says, “Oliver, you should look at this film a classmate of mine did in El Salvador, it’s really good”—the movie that I didn’t do, for Jeff Harmon. 1961; sometimes credited as Thomas Sigel, Tom Sigel) Change Notes. where you get to come to New York. 2019 Nominee BAFTA Film Award: Best Cinematography Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Awards Circuit Community Awards. Cherry with Newton Thomas Sigel, ASC Fatale with Dante Spinotti, ASC, AIC Judas and the Black Messiah with Sean Bobbitt, BSC Mank with Erik Messerschmidt, ASC Nomadland with Joshua James Richards One Night in Miami with Tami Reiker, ASC Small Axe with Shabier Kirchner •Directed by Reginald Hudlin •Cinematography: Newton Thomas Sigel •Production…” Did you grow up in a household that his work spilled into? Bestads on Instagram; Bestads on Twitter; RSS; Advertise; Contact; Login; Best: TV; Print; Outdoor; Interactive; Radio ; Ads. NTS: No, I wasn’t in the desert, but the funny story on The Doors …. Jon D. Witmer Unit photography by Richard Foreman, Jr., SMPSP. Newton Thomas Sigel, ASC (born August 1955) is an American cinematographer best known for his collaborations with director Bryan Singer on films like The Usual Suspects, Valkyrie, and the X-Men film franchise.He has also worked with filmmakers like Haskell Wexler, Mike Newell, David O. Russell, Terry Gilliam, Alan Ball, Robert Redford, and Nicolas Winding Refn. So I was like, “You know what, man, I would love to do it, but we just got back, we can’t really do it.” So that’s the end of the Jeff Harmon story. Newton Thomas Sigel. Source. You’re controlling the image, that’s theoretically what you’re doing. I hated school, which is a shame, really. We had just gotten back like the day before, and Pam was across the room kind of wagging her finger like, “No, don’t …” She was convinced everybody was in the CIA. People talk about this sort of. I was like, “Did the head of Warner Brothers just tell me to go ahead and shoot a movie cross-processed?”, Because, you have to understand, it meant that the dailies had to be—it was still film; it wasn’t even movie film. I mean, if you look at it, it’s just a series of titles, but for me, they represent, “Oh yeah, that’s when we were in Berlin and the kids were still in the cribs.” When I meet someone, they say, “Oh, yeah, I worked with you on …” or “I met you …” or “Do you remember when we were in …” I kind of know where that was in my life, timewise, by this relatively linear filmography. I think I didn’t really realize it until my next narrative job, when all of a sudden, I found myself doing stuff, and I’m like, “Oh, I got that from Haskell.”. I walked out the door, called Oliver, and I went, “All right, I’ll do this Platoon thing.” I flew to the Philippines where I met this guy named Robert Richardson, Bob, and then we started talking, and we realize we were born two days apart. We had just gotten back like the day before, and Pam was across the room kind of wagging her finger like, “No, don’t …” She was convinced everybody was in the CIA. We each got fifty dollars a week, which was pretty great, and we painted the place, built a theater, built a room for camera equipment—of which I knew how to use none. Co-hosts Spencer Bailey and Andrew Zuckerman respectively interview a leading mind who has made a profound impact in their field, contributed to the larger conversation, and is concerned with the planet we all share. And I’ve worked for directors that wouldn’t know one end of the camera from the other, and ones that tell you, “This is the lens I want, right here.” So the textbook way is that you’re responsible for the movement of the camera, the lighting of the scene, and the composition of the frame. And I remember saying to him, “Haskell, you know, you’ve got to talk to the actors, you’ve got to deal with them.” And then he backed off from the cinematography, almost to a point where anytime I tried to do what I thought you were supposed to do, a little fancier, a little more feature filmmaking, he would always say, “Don’t fuck with Mother Nature.”, I was always afraid of slowing him down. That was the first of several movies I did with Oliver, and [started] a lifelong relationship with Bob. NTS: No. I don’t know that any of them necessarily became household names afterwards. —the name “Vietnam” was almost like a cultural sign post. I didn’t know that much about film, but I had done enough movies that … like, I had done a movie in Alaska with a director where we shotlisted every shot and worked it all out, and it was great! His work on The Usual Suspects, Three Kings, the X-Men films, Drive, and most recently Bohemian Rhapsody has helped shape cinematic history. 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