Author: Karen Fredrickson

Behind the Scenes: Eric Cayla Talks About His Time as DP on ‘Shadowhunters’ & the Challenges of Season One

I had the opportunity to talk to Eric Cayla, the Director of Photography (DP) on season one of Shadowhunters. His other work includes Haven, Bomb Girls, and Bellevue.   Music In the Dark: How did you get involved with Shadowhunters? Eric Cayla: I got involved after shooting a series called Haven. I was strongly recommended by the producers to the… Read more →

Norman Buckley Talks Directing ‘Pretty Little Liars’ 10 Years After the Show Premiered

I recently spoke with Norman Buckley, the director of 23 episodes of Pretty Little Liars, on his experiences directing the show, which premiered 10 years ago. His other work includes episodes of Once Upon a Time, Jane the Virgin, Gossip Girl, Chuck, and The OC.   Music In the Dark: How did you approach the look of a Pretty Little… Read more →

A Conversation With ‘High Rise’ Director of Photography

(Republished from 2015)   I talked to High-Rise Director of Photography Laurie Rose about his experience working on the film shortly after they wrapped.   Music In the Dark: What is a ‘day in the life’ like for a director of photography? I think many people aren’t very clear about what cinematography entails, especially as definitions can vary between the… Read more →

10 Years Later: John T Kretchmer Talks Directing White Collar

In the second interview for the 10-year anniversary of White Collar, I spoke to John T. Kretchmer, the director of 12 episodes of White Collar, including “Book of Hours”, “Hard Sell”, “Forging Bonds”, “Under the Radar”, “Checkmate,” and “Borrowed Time.” He has previously directed episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (“School Hard”), Veronica Mars, Burn Notice, and iZombie.   Music… Read more →

10 Best Christmas Hallmark Movies for People Who Don’t Like Hallmark Movies

It’s common knowledge that Hallmark movies all follow a certain formula, which can veer towards the ridiculous. This list is to help you choose Hallmark style movies (including movies with the same formula on any other network and Netflix). Here are the 10 best holiday TV movies for people who don’t like formulaic Hallmark movies. Best Christmas Party Ever Starring:… Read more →

Begin Again Review

Begin Again Starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Catherine Keener, Adam Levine, Hailee Steinfeld and James Corden   Begin Again is a film for music lovers. Its working title was Can a Song Save Your Life? and that title describes the theme of the movie as well as anything. In the vein of films such as Walk the Line or Almost… Read more →

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