Visions of Light

Visions of Light

The Art of Cinematography

DVD - 2000
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Various cinematographers discuss their own work as well as the groundbreaking work of others who have influenced them.
Publisher: Chastworth, CA : Image Entertainment, 2000, c1992
Description: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in
Branch Call Number: DVD 778.53


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Sep 27, 2013

The film is the equivalent of a walk through a cinema museum. The doc interviews many modern-day directors of photography and they illustrate via examples their best work and the scenes from films that influenced them to pursue their art.

Many known cinematographers are interviewed, including: Néstor Almendros, John Bailey, Conrad Hall, Michael Chapman, László Kovács, and others.

They discuss their craft and pay homage to the cinema pioneers like Gregg Toland, Billy Bitzer, James Wong Howe and John Alton. The practitioners also explain the origins behind many of their most indelible images in cinema history.


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