Men In Black International Cinematography with Stuart Dryburgh ASC

GCS174 Stuart Dryburgh

On this weeks Go Creative Show podcast, host Ben Concoli talks to Men In Black International cinematographer Stuart Dryburgh ASC.

Stuart Dryburgh ASC is an English-born New Zealand cinematographer, working in Hollywood. Stuart has shot such movies as The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Great Wall, Bridget Jones’s Diary, The Piano, and The Recruit.

He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his work on the 1993 romance film, The Piano, but lost to Janusz Kamiński for Schindler’s List. Dryburgh was also nominated for an Emmy for his work on the Boardwalk Empire pilot.

On the podcast Stuart discusses how he created the look for the film, the challenges of working in an established franchise, filming in NYC in the snow, and why Stuart prefers using Arri Alexa cameras.

Ben and Stuart also discuss the lighting and lens choices for the film, and also how the action scenes were shot.

Topics Covered

  • The cinematography of Men In Black International
  • The challenges of working on an established franchise
  • Filming in New York City in the snow
  • Lighting techniques for Men in Black International
  • Why Stuart prefers Arri Alexa cameras
  • Stuart’s lens choices for Men in Black International
  • The Color of Men in Black International
  • Shooting Action Scenes
  • Lighting Action Scenes

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