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Shooting Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln'

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ICG Magazine profiles the veteran camera crew behind Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, a team that includes the Oscar-winning DP Janusz Kaminski, and their approach to shooting the historical biopic.

Says camera operator Mitch Dubin, "As an operator, the most fun I have is watching actors perform and watch the unleashing of their role. Because Daniel Day-Lewis is such a method actor, it’s really a different approach. It’s more of an internal process that really can’t be interfered with. You have to respect it from a distance and figure out the best way to capture it without involving him. It’s a different way of working, and a very intense process. Usually on Steven’s movie, since we all know each other so well, it’s a boisterous set. Here, it was very quiet, and everything was done before Daniel stepped on the set. And once he was in, nothing changed. We didn’t rehearse – we just shot.”

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