Dawn centers on a widower, whose grim reality unhinges when a mysterious woman turns up on his property. Terrence Malick’s Days of Heaven and Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC’s work on The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford served as initial inspiration. After touring in a band for several years, 2nd AC Michael Lloyd opted for film school and joined Local 600 in 2011. But his most profound education came on the set of Hugo, where he spent three months apprenticing for Oscar-winning VFX Supervisor Rob Legato. There, he also got to watch Oscar-winning DP Bob Richardson, ASC and his crew at work. “I learned more from being on that set in one day than I did in film school, period,” Lloyd says.