Celebrating the Art of Cinematography

Painters use a palette and canvas. Composers rely on notes and instruments. Authors prefer words and a laptop. In the art of cinematography, shadow and light are the tools of the trade. The ability to creatively manipulate those two elements is what separates the great cinematographers from the ones who pop a Panavision on a tripod and start rolling.

Crafting the perfect film image takes patience, care and a keen eye. Anyone can point a lens at actors and shoot. It requires a unique understanding of theories and practices to construct true beauty on the big screen. The writer and director may conjure the vision, but it’s the cinematographer who brings it to life.
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