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A Collaboration With Panavision: Shelly Johnson, ASC

The cinematographer discusses the importance of understanding how each individual shot contributes to the story.

“What I love most is telling stories,” shares Shelly Johnson, ASC. The esteemed cinematographer has been collaborating with Panavision since the late 1980s, on projects that have included the feature films Jurassic Park III, Hidalgo, The Woflman, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Expendables 2 and Bill & Ted Face the Music. In this video, Johnson — who was recently elected to his second term as president of the American Society of Cinematographers — reveals how he reads a script for the first time, discusses the optical attributes of the Sphero 65 lenses he used on director Aaron Schneider’s feature Greyhound, emphasizes the value in making mistakes, and much more.

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