Cinematographer: Anthony Diaz

Posted by Justin Jackola


The Strangers' Sanctum




Anthony Diaz

A Cinematographer is the head of both the camera and lighting departments. Although it isn’t always the case, I enjoying manning the camera as the cinematographer. It is our responsibility to deliver the story the director calls for, with images that are created using our own unique signature. – Anthony Diaz

Hi everyone and thanks for checking out this weeks Exposing The Crew short film!

Donald Trump? A human poodle? The Burger King? Hillary Clinton? A gorilla? A creepy clown girl? Inspired by a friend who suffers from severe insomnia, this weeks short film, The Strangers’ Sanctum, is being highlighted for it’s Cinematography, created by our highlighted crew member, Anthony Diaz.

Every film has it’s behind-the-scenes obstacles it has to overcome. The Strangers’ Sanctum was originally planned to be filmed on a non-rainy day, but mother nature had another plan. The crew was forced to use the rainy weather to their advantage. Another fun fact is that the masks/costumes weren’t revealed to the actors until the day of filming.

“I didn’t want them having presuppositions about the characters they would be playing based on prior knowledge of the ‘look’. I gave them little notes in the preceding weeks focusing on movements, sentiments, and character tidbits that I associated with the anxieties that I was attempting to convey.” Joseph Calabrese (Director)

Great cinematography means movement. One of the shooting techniques that drew us to this short film was Anthony’s ability to “reveal” with his framing. When watching you’ll notice both obvious and subtle reveals of objects and characters that help drive the confusing nature of this story.

All too often we have the camera locked down, shooting a frame full of moving objects. When you decide to pick up the camera is when you can really start being expressive with your shots. – Anthony Diaz (Cinematographer)

Thank you Anthony Diaz for helping create such a unique short film for our viewers this week. If you need a Cinematographer for your next project, please CONTACT US, so we can connect you with Elliot.

We’d also like to thank Joseph Calabrese, for submitting and his directorial contribution to this project.

Thank you for watching this week’s Exposing the Crew “EXPOSED” short film!

See You Next Tuesday,

Justin Jackola (Director at JJack Productions)