Davis Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Andrew Davis

Interviewed by: Jeremy Kagan

Andrew Davis got his first big break as camera assistant on Haskell Wexler's iconic independent feature Medium Cool (1969). He went on to work as a cinematographer for a variety of directors, then moved into feature directing with Stony Island (1978), which he co-wrote and co-produced.

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.