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Visual History with Ernest Dickerson

Interviewed by: Seith Mann

Director Ernest Dickerson discusses his 30-year career as a director and shares insight into his creative process through recalling his feature films (Juice, Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight), movies for television (Strange Justice, Our America), and his various episodic television credits (The Wire, Raised By Wolves, and Dexter).

On Casting Juice

Director Ernest Dickerson speaks about assembling the cast of his first feature film Juice and the close attention he gave to the crucial chemistry of the actors.

On Working with Cinematographers

As a former cinematographer, Dickerson can be specific about communicating his directorial vision to cinematographers and “speak their language.”

On Using Color in His Work

Dickerson discusses his use of color within his projects as a tool for drama.