Peter Wunstorf, ASC
We used CUfocus™ on The Killing. Taking a few steps forward, the subject would come from complete darkness into an 8’x8’ source. With an overhead we were able to quickly keep light off the walls of a small bathroom set.
Whenever I stepped past a CUfocus, I flinched, thinking that a lamp went out! They are the ultimate in soft light control.More...
Three years later Peter became a freelancer and started shooting music videos, documentaries, small dramas and finally, three low budget features that launched his movie making career. These features brought critical acclaim and attention not only to the directors, but to Peter as well. John Pozer’s black and white film, The Grocer’s Wife, was selected to open “Critics’ Week” at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival.
Since that time, Peter has photographed ten American television pilots and almost a dozen Canadian feature films (working with auteur directors Mina Shum and Francis Damberger). He received ASC nominations for the TV pilots of Smallville, Millennium, and Haunted and CSC nominations for the latter two. Mina Shum’s Double Happiness was screened at Sundance and earned him a Genie nomination. He also did 2nd Unit and B-Camera Photography on the Oscar-winning film Brokeback Mountain.
In 2005, he was invited to become a member of The American Society of Cinematographers.
In 2007 he photographed Surveillance for director Jennifer Lynch and completed his 35 mm short Patiences.