ARRI CLOSE-UP is a recurring gathering for content creators, industry professionals, filmmakers, and students, with a focus on the art and craft of cinematic production and all surrounding disciplines.
Ranging in focus from storytelling, cinematography, editing, visual effects, and production management, the ARRI CLOSE-UP series covers an extensive range of topics, making each iteration an enlightening showcase of the collaborative nature of the industry.
For the first installment of the new event series, around 200 guests joined ARRI Americas at the company’s facility in Long Island City, New York. Vice President of Marketing and Development, Peter Crithary, had the distinct pleasure of speaking with Academy Award-nominated (“Elvis”) cinematographer Mandy Walker AM, ACS, ASC.
The comprehensive, in-depth conversation features Walker's insights on breaking into the film industry in Australia, transitioning into the industry as a career, and her subsequent rise from film loader to Oscar nominee. Additionally, Walker discusses her experience collaborating with renowned director Baz Luhrmann, recreating iconic images for the big screen on “Elvis,” and integrating ARRI products throughout her career's workflow.
I didn’t shoot digital until ALEXA came around.
Mandy Walker AM, ACS, ASC | Cinematographer