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Halyna Hutchins profile: a talented and passionate cinematographer

Halyna Hutchins profile: a talented and passionate cinematographer

10/22/2021 5:58:00 PM

Halyna Hutchins profile: a talented and passionate cinematographer

Hutchins, who died on the set of the film Rust, became fascinated with storytelling and developing her own vision

There is also ashort video cliptaken on Wednesday in which Hutchins – wearing a grey scarf and wide-brimmed hat – sets off on horseback with colleagues. “One of the perks of shooting a western is you get to ride horses on your day off,” she wrote.Born in Ukraine in 1979 when the country was part of the Soviet Union, Hutchins’ journey from the USSR to Hollywood was an improbable one. She grew up on a military base in the Arctic Circle surrounded by reindeer and nuclear submarines. An “army brat”, she said she got interested in film because

Hutchins started her career as a reporter after studying international journalism at Kyiv National University. She worked on several British film productions in eastern Europe, travelling to remote locations, and saw how the cinematographer worked.“I was fascinated with storytelling based on real characters,”

she said. A self-confessed adrenaline junkie, Hutchins documented her forays into extreme sports including parachuting and cave exploration. A decade or so ago, she decided to concentrate on film-making full-time and moved to California.According to American Cinematographer, Hutchins took whatever production jobs she could find. She also dabbled in fashion photography to learn more about what she called the “aesthetics of lighting – how you create the mood, the feeling”. headtopics.com

Hutchins studied from 2013 to 2015 at theAmerican Film Institute Conservatory in Los Angeles. “It really made me rethink who I was as an artist and how I wanted to work,” she said. The experience taught her about the importance of developing “your own vision”, she added, but also of working with a director and a team.

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