Aug 3, 2022 • 55M

A Cinematographer's Life with Mihai Malaimare Jr.

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We are pleased to share this mid-summer conversation with a very talented cinematographer, Mr. Mihai Malaimare Jr. Mihai has worked on an impressive slate of films since the year 2007, where he shot the first of three features for Francis Ford Coppola, Youth Without Youth. Since then, he’s lensed Tetro and Twixt for Coppola, The Master for Paul Thomas Anderson, A Walk Among the Tombstones, Nina, Sleepless, November Criminals, The Hate U Give, Jojo Rabbit, The Harder They Fall, and this year’s “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty” HBO series. Currently, Mihai is in pre-production on Coppola’s ambitious feature, Megalopolis.

In our conversation, Mihai shares about his upbringing and education in Romania, how he began his longtime collaboration with Mr. Coppola, his approach to prepping projects, and how he selects filmmaking technology. We also learn about his collaboration on the amazing series, “Winning Time.” Thank you Mihai for sharing so much with us.

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Film Book of the Month:

Making Movies

Written by one of America's greatest directors, Sidney Lumet shares about his career and provides insights into the art, craft, and business of the motion picture industry. Lumet credits include 12 Angry Men, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, The Pawnbroker, Fail Safe, Serpico, Murder on the Orient Express, Dog Day Afternoon, Network, Prince of the City, The Verdict, and Before the Devil Knows Your Dead.

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Partner Event of the Month:

Cine Gear Atlanta — October 7-8, 2022

The industry's most renowned southern industry event will return to Atlanta Georgia’s Trilith Studios with its hallmark exhibits, seminars, screenings, and world-class hobnobbing. It's the place to reconnect with colleagues, friends and collaborators.

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