Davis Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Andrew Davis

Interviewed by: Jeremy Kagan

Andrew Davis discusses his transition from cinematographer to director under the mentorship of cinematographer/director Haskell Wexler, his use of his hometown of Chicago as a centerpiece in his filmmaking, as well as working with actors and visual design in films such as Under Siege (1992), The Fugitive (1993), and The Guardian (2006).

Director Andy Davis discusses the evolution of mobile camera systems and how his use of the steadicam on The Fugitive influenced popular dramatic series like ER.

Davis explains how to make an action movie feel real, even with a big star like Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Davis discusses the importance of music and composers to the creation of a feature film.