Larry Fong

Chris Mirjahangir: This is actually one of my favorite interviews that I’ve done for the site and it felt more like a hangout than an interview, and it was very generous of Larry to open up his home for the recording to take place. I did do some edits for flow (some of them are REALLY obvious) however, but no super important information was lost. Recorded July 1st, 2017.

*Note - I didn’t check my recorder’s SD card space prior to the interview and the card filled up really quickly. So, we started over and I used my cell phone to start the interview off while I reformatted the card on the recorder. That’s why first minute and a half of the interview will sound vastly different from the rest of the interview.

The file is about 46MB with a length of 50 minutes.

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Larry Fong, ASC
Director of Photography

Larry Fong was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. His interest in photography and film began in his teens with short films as well as cel animation and stop motion projects. He graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Linguistics, and later, from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena with a degree in Film.

Soon after Fong launched his career by shooting music videos, including several MTV Music Award winners (REM, Van Halen, Goo Goo Dolls). He then built a thriving TV commercial career plus assignments on independent films and several TV pilots.

In 2004 he shot the pilot for ‘Lost’ with JJ Abrams which earned an ASC Outstanding Achievement nomination, and he went on to shoot several episodes of the series before moving on to work on ‘300’, directed by Zack Snyder. ‘Watchmen’, also directed by Snyder, followed soon after.

2011 saw the release of two films: ‘Sucker Punch’, with Snyder again at the helm; and the Steven Spielberg-produced ‘Super 8’ which reunited Fong with Abrams.

In 2011 he was accepted into the American Society of Cinematographers, and in 2012 he became a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

This year saw the release of his latest project, ’Batman v Superman’, and ‘Kong: Skull Island’, starring Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson, will be released by Legendary Pictures in 2017.

He most recently wrapped principal photography on ’The Predator’, directed by Shane Black.


Interview: Larry Fong (2017)

Larry Fong

Larry Fong is an American cinematographer, best known for being the director of photography for films such as Kong: Skull Island (2017), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Watchmen (2008), and 300 (2007).

Date: 07/01/2017
Interviewer: Chris Mirjahangir


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