This is a cinematographer who has left an indelible mark on the history of film making. Not just a man who has traversed pretty much every genre–horror, action, drama, comedy, western, etc.–but also always shown a commitment to storytelling first. Dean Cundey just knows a tonne about how to make images work. He’s been dealing with special effects before computers were involved at all, shot the groundbreaking “Jurassic Park”, and continued on from there. A trailblazer, a visionary, and a gentleman.
Running Time: 1:29:45
Location: New Haven, Connecticut
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1:45 – HALLOWEEN – Nobody was doing horror at the time.
07:50 – The value of networking
12:15 – The Panaglide (the precursor to the steadycam) is disucssed
18:30 – How do you make a character a threat? Dean discusses John Carpenters theory on monsters.
25:40 – THE THING – How to get your audience to believe the impossible.
50:50 – Cuba Gooding Jr. photo bombs the set!
59:00 – WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT – discusses computer generated images and the challenges of this movie.
01:17:30 – Dean’s favorite and possibly most difficult scene ever!
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