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Cinematographer Style (2006)





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Over a hundred leading cameramen (and women) discuss the fine art of motion picture photography in this documentary. Cinematographer Style is compiled from interviews with a broad cross section of respected cinematographers, ranging from award-winning veterans such as Gordon Willis (The Godfather), Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now), Vilmos Zsigmond (Deliverance), and Haskell Wexler (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) to contemporary masters of the craft such as Roger Deakins (A Beautiful Mind), Peter Deming (Lost Highway), Ernest Dickerson (Do the Right Thing), and Remi Adefarasin (Match Point). While several participants discuss the tools of their trade, Cinematographer Style focuses as much on the philosophy behind photographing movies -- how they find a style that matches the material, their visual influences, how to prepare for a shoot, establishing a lighting and color scheme, and how "pretty" the image ought to be to match the story. Sponsored in part by Kodak, Cinematographer Style received its world premiere at the 2006 Los Angeles Film Festival.

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Cinematographer Style is more of a collage of well-chosen opinions and anecdotes about the art and practice of cinematography than a tutorial or overview of the profession.

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I don't understand why a documentary about the power of cinematography is completely void of ANY film clips which illustrate that power.

Gordon Briggs
Gordon Briggs

If you love movies, and no doubt you do or you wouldn't be reading this, then Cinematographer Style will keep your inner squirrel digging for silver screen nuggets. I personally enjoyed some of the documentary's coverage of lighting techniques. I do have a gripe about the flick, one that I see mirrored in other reviews...director Jon Fauer interviews too many people. He conducts interviews with 110 cinematographers. If they all received equal time, that would amount to roughly 47 seconds per interview in an 86 minute documentary. As you might guess, having so many talking heads leaves no room for movie clip examples, and this film could have really used some movie clips.

Craig Burgess
Craig Burgess

Nearly 100 of Hollywood's finest cinematographers explain their craft in this documentary that is highly reccommended for any film student. You'll gain a newfound respect for these camera and lighting experts.

Nick Murphy
Nick Murphy

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