Digital Portraits

“Everybody thinks I am the reigning queen authority of shooting mini-DV,” says DP Ellen Kuras, who shot Rebecca Miller's feature film Personal Velocity in the format. “But [the 2000 Spike Lee film] Bamboozled was the first and only DV film I did before this.” In fact, Kuras is not what you'd call a convert. “I had to talk to Rebecca about the limitations of the medium,” she says. “Having worked on Bamboozled, I knew what we could and couldn't get away with. On the wide

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