Oscar-Winning Pan’s Labyrinth Cinematographer Visits VFS

Academy Award-winning cinematographer Guillermo Navarro (Pan’s Labyrinth) and veteran camera operator David Crone (The A-Team) took a break from shooting the upcoming film Twilight: Breaking Dawn to share their experiences with current VFS students and faculty.

Joined by Head of Makeup Design for Film & Television, Stan Edmonds, and Head of Film Production, Don Hunter, the foursome chatted about the challenges of working behind the camera with visual effects and special makeup effects.

Navarro talked at length about the lighting techniques he used during the production of Guillermo Del Toro’s Hellboy 2, which utilized many 3D makeup appliances. The two Guillermos built a working relationship on this film that would be called upon for 2006′s Pan’s Labyrinth, for which Navarro won an Oscar for Best Achievement in Cinematography.

Many thanks to Guillermo Navarro and David Crone for their time. Best of luck with Breaking Dawn!

You can watch the panel discussion below, or on the VFS YouTube channel.

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