Visions of Light

Visions of Light

The Art of Cinematography

DVD - 2009
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An illuminating history of cinematography as seen through the lenses of the world's great filmmakers and captured in classic scenes from over 125 immortal movies. Traces the evolution and innovations of cinematography beginning in an era when the movie camera was a marvelous invention, and examines how the filmmaking process was complicated by new cinematic trends and technologies.The documentary is both a survey and a celebration of the art of cinematography, featuring excerpts from interviews with leading cinematographers such as Nestor Almendros, Vilmos Zsigmond, Lazslo Kovacs, Sven Nykvist, Conrad Hall and Haskell Wexler.
Publisher: [Australia] : Aztec International : [2009]
Branch Call Number: DVD 778.53 VISI
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (DVD) (91 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences
Additional Contributors: McCarthy, Todd
Samuels, Stuart

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mariednguyen
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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