Notable Cinematographers

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John Alcott
Cinematographer, The Shining
John Alcott, the Oscar-winning cinematographer best known for his collaboration with director Stanley Kubrick, was born in 1931, in Isleworth, England, the son of movie executive Arthur Alcott, who would become the production controller at Gainsborough Studios during the 1940s. Alcott began his film career as a clapper boy...
 
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Emmanuel Lubezki
Cinematographer, Gravity
Lubezki began his career in Mexican film and television productions in the late 1980s. His first international production was the 1993 independent film Twenty Bucks, which followed the journey of a single twenty-dollar bill. Lubezki is a frequent collaborator with fellow Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón...
 
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Andrzej Sekula
Cinematographer, Pulp Fiction
 
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John Mathieson
Cinematographer, Gladiator
John Mathieson came up through the traditional camera ranks and worked as an assistant to Gabriel Beristáin for several years. Mathieson was first recognized for his work on the music video "Peek-A-Boo" by Siouxsie and the Banshees.
 
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Wally Pfister
Cinematographer, The Dark Knight
 
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Newton Thomas Sigel
Cinematographer, Drive
 
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John Toll
Cinematographer, Braveheart
 
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Christian Berger
Cinematographer, The White Ribbon
1973 founded own production company TTV Film. Extensive work as a documentary film-maker. 1977 building of experimental video studio. Work with and technical support for various young film-makers working under TTV Film. 1980/81 increasing work in TV plays, screen adaptations with various authors, director of photography for feature films and work as director...
 
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Jeff Cronenweth
Cinematographer, Fight Club
 
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Bill Pope
Cinematographer, The Matrix
 
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Matthew Libatique
Cinematographer, Black Swan
 
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Conrad L. Hall
Cinematographer, American Beauty
Born in Tahiti, the son of writer James Norman Hall, author of "Mutiny on the Bounty," Conrad Hall studied filmmaking at USC. He and two classmates formed a production company and sold a project to a local television station. Hall's company branched out into making industrial films and TV commercials...
 
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John Schwartzman
Cinematographer, Jurassic World
Attended USC Film School.
 
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Vilmos Zsigmond
Cinematographer, The Deer Hunter
Along with László Kovács, a fellow student who fled Hungary in 1956, Zsigmond rose to prominence in the 1970s. He is known for his use of natural light and vivid use of color on features such as The Long Goodbye and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
 
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Darius Khondji
Cinematographer, Amour
 
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Benoît Debie
Cinematographer, Irreversible
 
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Tim Orr
Cinematographer, Pineapple Express
 
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Peter Deming
Cinematographer, Mulholland Dr.
 
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Seamus McGarvey
Cinematographer, The Avengers
Seamus McGarvey BSC, born 29 June 1967 in Armagh, Northern Ireland, is an Irish cinematographer who began his career as a still photographer before attending film school at the University of Westminster in London. Upon graduating in 1988 he began shooting short films and documentaries, including Skin...
 
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Dean Semler
Cinematographer, Dances with Wolves
 
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Dante Spinotti
Cinematographer, L.A. Confidential
Dante Spinotti was born in Tolmezzo, Udine, in the northeastern Italian Region of Friuli. He began his career at RAI (Italian TV), before that he spent lot of time in Kenia as cinematographer for his uncle. In 1985, producer Dino De Laurentiis offered him a chance to work in USA for the first time with Michael Mann for the feature Manhunter...
 
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Dion Beebe
Cinematographer, Edge of Tomorrow
 
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Luciano Tovoli
Cinematographer, Suspiria
 
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Alwin H. Küchler
Cinematographer, Divergent