P3. Cinematographers

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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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Néstor Almendros
Cinematographer, Kramer vs. Kramer
One of the highest appraised contemporary cinematographers. He was born in Spain but moved to Cuba by age 18 to join his exiled anti-Franco father. In Havana, he founded a cineclub and wrote film reviews. Then, he went on to study in Rome at the Centro Sperimentale. He directed six shorts in Cuba and two in New York...
 
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Eric Gautier
Cinematographer, Into the Wild
 
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Gordon Willis
Cinematographer, The Godfather
 
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Owen Roizman
Cinematographer, The Exorcist
Ace cinematographer Owen Roizman was born September 22, 1936, in Brooklyn, New York. His father Sol was a cinematographer for Fox Movietone News and his uncle Morrie Roizman was a film editor. Owen studied math and physics at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. He began his career shooting TV commercials...
 
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Christopher Doyle
Cinematographer, Ying xiong
 
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Matthew Libatique
Cinematographer, Iron Man
 
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Chris Menges
Cinematographer, The Reader
 
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William A. Fraker
Camera and Electrical Department, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
 
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Sean Bobbitt
Cinematographer, 12 Years a Slave
 
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Gianni Di Venanzo
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Geoffrey Unsworth
Cinematographer, 2001: A Space Odyssey
Goeffrey Unsworth was one of the great cinematographers of the 20th Century, the winner of two Oscars, five BAFTA awards, and three awards from the British Society of Cinematographers for his work as a director of photography. Born in 1914 in Lancashire, England, Unsworth started in the industry in 1932 at Gaumont-British before joining Technicolor in 1937...
 
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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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Michael Chapman
Cinematographer, Taxi Driver
 
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Eric Gautier
Cinematographer, Into the Wild
 
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Danny Cohen
Cinematographer, The King's Speech
Danny Cohen was born in London in 1963. He took a social sciences degree at Sheffield Polytechnic and had a long time interest in photography, particularly stills work. He became a photographic technician at Middlesex Polytechnic and then a camera assistant on documentaries, commercials and films for eight years...
 
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Roger Deakins
Cinematographer, The Shawshank Redemption
Roger Deakins is an English cinematographer best known for his work on the films of the Coen brothers, Sam Mendes, and Denis Villeneuve. He is a member of both the American and British Society of Cinematographers, and received thirteen nominations for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography. Deakins' first feature film in America as cinematographer was Mountains of the Moon (1990)...
 
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Adam Arkapaw
Cinematographer, Assassin's Creed
Adam Arkapaw is known for his Emmy Award-winning work on Top of the Lake (2013), True Detective (2014), and McFarland, USA (2015). Born in Bowral, a small town south of Sydney, Arkapaw studied at Melbourne's Victorian College of the Arts, getting his start making shorts and commercials before his first feature, Blind Company (2009), followed by Animal Kingdom (2010).