Interview with Cinematographer Rasmus Heise (I KILL GIANTS)

Rasmus Heise is the cinematographer of the Netflix Original series “The Rain” and the drama/fantasy feature film “I Kill Giants”. The Danish DOP started out working on a string of short films including Oscar-winning family drama “Helium”. Matthew Toffolo: Where were you born and raised? Was photography something you always wanted to do as your… Continue reading Interview with Cinematographer Rasmus Heise (I KILL GIANTS)

Interview with Cinematographer Christophe Graillot (A Bag of Marbles, La Garde)

Christophe Graillot is a true artistic talent. Just watch the recent film A BAG OF MARBLES to see how he conveys a story through light and shadows. It was on honor interviewing him: Matthew Toffolo: Where were you born and raised? Was photography something you always wanted to do as your career? Christophe Graillot: I… Continue reading Interview with Cinematographer Christophe Graillot (A Bag of Marbles, La Garde)

Interview with Cinematographer Dan Stoloff (Suits, The Americans, Zoo)

Dan Stoloff is one of the top television cinematographers working today. He also DP’d the films TUMBLEWEEDS, MIRACLE and CROOKED ARROWS to name a few. It was an honor interviewing him. Check out his website and list of credits at: http://danstoloff.com/ Matthew Toffolo: Where were you born and raised? Was photography something you always wanted… Continue reading Interview with Cinematographer Dan Stoloff (Suits, The Americans, Zoo)

Interview with Cinematographer Tristan Oliver (Isle of Dogs, ParaNorman, Fantastic Mr. Fox)

It was a true honor interviewing the extremely talented Director of Photographer Tristan Oliver. Every single film he’s worked on has turned out great. And there’s not many people you can say that statement about! If you don’t believe, simply go to his website and watch some of the short films he’s worked on and… Continue reading Interview with Cinematographer Tristan Oliver (Isle of Dogs, ParaNorman, Fantastic Mr. Fox)

Interview with Cinematographer Frank G. DeMarco (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, All is Lost)

It was an honor for the extremely talented DP, Frank G. DeMarco, to take some time out of his busy schedule to answer a set of questions for this interview. https://www.frankiedemarco.com Matthew Toffolo: Where were you born and raised? Frank G. DeMarco: I was born in Baltimore, Maryland. After studying abroad in Italy and Austria,… Continue reading Interview with Cinematographer Frank G. DeMarco (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, All is Lost)

Interview with Filmmakers Ellen Babeliowsky & Kris Geens (MOTEL MOTEL)

Played at the October 2016 CRIME/MYSTERY Festival – Winner of Best Cinematography at the Festival.  Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film? Ellen Babeliowsky & Kris Geens: Everything! My whole life I wanted to make films and so I feel very happy to make this first one! There’s no dramatic story that really… Continue reading Interview with Filmmakers Ellen Babeliowsky & Kris Geens (MOTEL MOTEL)

Interview with Cinematographer Tobias Datum (Imposters, Mozart in the Jungle)

It was a pleasure to have the very talented Director of Photographer Tobias Datum answer some questions. Go to his website for more information: www.tobiasdatum.com  Matthew Toffolo: Is there a project to date that you’ve worked on that you’re most proud of? Not really. I do love all the things I have worked on. I put… Continue reading Interview with Cinematographer Tobias Datum (Imposters, Mozart in the Jungle)

Interview with Cinematographer Jon Aguirresarobe

After completing his postgraduate studies at the prestigious American Film Institute (AFI), Jon has been part of the team in great productions of the likes of Twilight, Eclipse or Fright Night, among others. He currently works as a cinematographer for several fiction and publicity projects in both the United States and Latin America. It was… Continue reading Interview with Cinematographer Jon Aguirresarobe

Interview with Cinematographer Michael Simmonds (Nerve, Vice Principals)

Although there is a romance and nostalgia for film negative, digital imaging has really improved lighting for movies. We are much more comfortable with underexposing now than in the past. Of course Savidis, Khondji and Willis did great underexposing and making bold lighting choices, but now you see modestly budgeted TV shows that look bold and interesting.

Interview with Cinematographer Trent Opaloch (Captain America: Civil War)

Trent Opaloch is easily the most talented and sought after cinematographers in the world today. He has DP’d for director Neil Blomkamp on “District 9”, “Elysium”, and “Chappie”, and director’s Anthony & Joe Russo on “Captain America: Winter Soldier”, and the upcoming “Captain America: Civil War”. It was an honor to sit down with him to chat about his career and the art of cinematography.