Scott Baker, a Steadicam operator and director who worked with Hutchins on several projects, said he knew two different sides to her. "One was the person who's very happy and had a great sense of humor and laughing and joking," he said, and the other was when she was on set, working.
"When she was a cinematographer, she was focused, she was determined, and she was professional, and would do anything for the shot," Baker said.
Hutchins was among the most talented cinematographers Baker said he'd ever worked with, and he took on projects that "didn't pay very well" in order to work with her.
"I liked working with her because I liked her as a person," Baker said. "But also, I knew that I was going to work on something that that was going to look incredible."
Hutchins also relished the collaborative nature of her work. "Cinematography is not something you do by yourself," she told the American Society of Cinematographers in an interview in 2019. "It's a group [project]. You need to develop your own vision, but the key to a successful film is communication with your director and your team."
Andriy Semenyuk, a US-based Ukrainian documentary filmmaker and friend of Hutchins, recalled his former colleague as an artist dedicated to her craft. He told the Ukrainian news outlet Detector Media that he met Hutchins in Los Angeles four years ago and was impressed at how quickly she rose within the competitive film industry. "She's been moving up the career ladder very quickly over the last few years that I've known her, and it's been cool and I was proud to watch her my countryman," he said,.
Semenyuk said it was hard to find the words to describe her death, calling it "a stupid loss and just a shock."
Source : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/clarissajanlim/halyna-hutchins-cinematographer-killed-rust-movie325