Regardless of the reaction that The Creator gets out of you, no one can deny that it is an ambitious movie with a stunning cinematography whose visuals are bound to get stuck in your head. In order to talk about this particular aspect of the Gareth Edwards (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) blockbuster, Collider sat down with The Creator’s cinematographer Oren Soffer and he had a lot to reveal in terms of behind-the-scenes tricks and techniques.

During the interview, Soffer told Perri Nemiroff that his approach to The Creator’s cinematography had to first and foremost accommodate the movie’s limited budget. At the same time, Soffer cited Greig Fraser (Dune, The Batman) as an inspiration and revealed that the fellow cinematographer’s approach to lighting a particular shot is the same he tries to apply to every project he’s in. He explains his process starting off with a quote from Fraser:

The use of natural light is frequently championed by legendary cinematographers like Emmanuel Lubezki (The Revenant) and Roger Deakins (1917), and it’s easy to see how it makes any movie looks even better on the screen. The Creator is no exception to that, and Soffer’s cinematography is greatly helped by the fact that the production team decided to fly to locations rather than building sets in order to make the project a lot cheaper than other blockbusters.

The Creator centers around a not-too-distant future in which the U.S. government chose to ban AI in all forms and starts taking a military offensive against countries that still use this technology. The cast features John David Washington (BlackKklansman), Allison Janney (Mom), Gemma Chan (Eternals), Ken Watanabe (Tokyo Vice), Ralph Ineson (The Green Knight), Sturgill Simpson (Killers of the Flower Moon), and Madeleine Yuan Voyles in her debut role.

The Creator is playing in theaters now.

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