Visions of Light

Visions of Light

The Art of Cinematography

DVD - 2000
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The story of cinematography as seen through the lenses of the world's greatest 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.
Publisher: [Beverly Hills, Calif.] : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment ; Chatsworth, CA : Distributed by Image Entertainment, c2000
Branch Call Number: DVD 778.53 V8255 2000
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Art of cinematography


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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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