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CINEMATOGRAPHY: Michael Gioulakis

 
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Michael Gioulakis is a Director of Photography and Cinematographer. Here we take a look at some of his excellent work, stills and a trailer for his latest feature film.

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Gioulakis’ credits include M. Night Shyamalan’s 2016 psychological thriller Split and Glass (2018). He was also the cinematographer for It Follows - the 2014 American supernatural horror film written and directed by David Robert Mitchell.

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Gioulakis stated that, “I gravitate to films that are visually abstract and more about mood and tone. A David Lynch film, for example, can be like a piece of music. And I think, unconsciously, my approach to learning the craft was informed by the years I spent practicing the trumpet for hours a day. It’s a discipline and an ongoing balance. I love both the technical and artistic aspects of camera, and mastering them is a means to an end — creating the images that the director wants.”

This quote was taken from an interview with Gioulakis that can be found here.

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Gioulakis’ website features highlights of his already impressive resume work, including this gem - a collaboration with filmmaker Barry Jenkins (who later went on to direct the superb 2016 film Moonlight )

You can find his website here.

After Jordan Peele’s hugely successful Get Out, Michael recently worked on his new film Us. See the trailer below:

All images taken from his Tumblr page.

 
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