Creative Camera Conversations: Nightmare Alley


Sunday, April 24 | 1:55 PM - 2:55 PM


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Join the Society of Camera Operators for this in-depth discussion on the creative decisions made during production of Nightmare Alley.

Nightmare Alley, with four Academy Award nominations, brings the viewer into Guillermo del Toro surreal world through the emersion of his visual storytelling. 

Join Gilles Corbeil, SOC, Camera Operator discusses working with director, Guillermo del Toro, and the unique artistic collaboration that is created on his sets. Watch clips from Nightmare Alley and hear Gilles discuss the challenges and creative solutions in making this cinematic thriller.

Movie Synopsis:

When charismatic but down-on-his-luck Stanton Carlisle (Bradley Cooper) endears himself to clairvoyant Zeena (Toni Collette) and her has-been mentalist husband Pete (David Strathairn) at a traveling carnival, he crafts a golden ticket to success, using this newly acquired knowledge to grift the wealthy elite of 1940s New York society. With the virtuous Molly (Rooney Mara) loyally by his side, Stanton plots to con a dangerous tycoon (Richard Jenkins) with the aid of a mysterious psychiatrist (Cate Blanchett) who might be his most formidable opponent yet. 

- You can find it's trailer at: 

- Video article in Camera Operator Magazine:

NIghtmare Alley was nominated for the 2022 Academy Awards for:

- Best Picture

- Cinematography

- Costume Design

- Production Design


Gilles Corbeil, SOC
Camera Operator
Nightmare Alley


Michael Chambliss
Production Technology Specialist & Business Representative
International Cinematographers Guild, IATSE Local 600

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