As we have in the past, IndieWire reached out to this year’s nominees for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour), Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour), and Limited or Anthology Series or Movie and asked them which cameras and lenses they used — but even more important: Why were these the right tools to bring these series to life?
This year, we also reached out to the nominees for Outstanding Cinematography for a Nonfiction Program and Reality Program. The demands of documentary and reality television shows are often wildly different from their scripted counterparts, but the considerations that go into visually emphasizing setting and emotion, of creating a sense of immersion alongside the characters for the audience, are quite similar.
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In the list below, discover everything from which lenses can keep a sci-fi series grounded to why specific cameras are never asked to leave the tribe.
The nominees’ answers are organized alphabetically by series title.
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