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FILM CINEMATOGRAPHER Raoul Coutard 1924-2016





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Raoul Coutard, French New Wave cinematographer, dies at 92

Coutard, who shot more than 75 films, was best known for his work with directors such as Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut and Jacques Demy.


Alan Evans, Guardian, 9 Nov 2016


Web of Stories has a set of 179 short video segments most in which Coutard runs through his life and work. English subtitles.



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November 10, 2016 Posted by | cinematographer, New Wave, nouvelle vague, Raoul Coutard | , , , , , | Leave a comment

10 Cinematographers to watch 2016





GRAPHIC FILM CINEMATOGRAPHY jumble words


10 Cinematographers to watch 2016



May 29, 2016 Posted by | cinematographer, cinematography | Leave a comment

FILM CINEMATOGRAPHY Beauty Will Save the World, Will It Save Cinematography?





GRAPHIC FILM beauty-cinematography



If Beauty Will Save the World, Will It Save Cinematography?

….the history of cinematography and its roots in painting for clues about how to continue to develop the art and craft.



By


Yuri Neyman, ASC



November 13, 2013 Posted by | cinematographer, cinematography | , | Leave a comment

FILM CINEMATOGRAPHY Cinematographer Style





SNIP VIDEO Cinematographer style



For those of you wondering what gives with the funny way of setting out the titles of COTA’s posts: genus, species, variety. Nerdy, but then I name my files in the same way for a good reason – when you search on genus, voila a list of files and graphics you don’t remember you had.

And so once more to cinematography. What gives with all the posts on cinematography or cinematographers? Screenwriting is my primary interest. But writing scripts can never be some sort of isolated activity which has no connection with the work of director, cinematographer and editor.

Photography has always been a hobby since early teens. My father was a serious hobbyist who had his own darkroom. So it’s natural to look at the aesthetics of film in a practical sense. The theory, well, I’ve said it before: it’s a long way down the list. The odd academic article speaks to me but most seem either pretty pointless, too removed from films themselves or too opaque.

Remember that thing about art being a triangle between artist, his agent and the rich buyer? Maybe it was Picasso’s friend and biographer, John Richardson who said it. That’s academic film.

Let’s do film film. Cinematographers talking film. Cinematographer Style.


And then Cinematography: The art of painting with light



November 13, 2013 Posted by | cinematographer, cinematography | , | Leave a comment

FILM CINEMATOGARPHY The Cinematographer’s Process





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The Cinematographer’s Process (Part 1): Breaking Down the Script


The Cinematographer’s Process (Part 2): Defining Your Camera Strategy


Robert Hardy, nofilmschool



November 12, 2013 Posted by | cinematographer, cinematography | | Leave a comment

FILM DIRECTOR Directors who Started in Other Departments





Directors who Started in Other Departments – PART I



Directors who Started in Other Departments – PART II


From : notesonafilm



October 26, 2013 Posted by | cinematographer, cinematography | Leave a comment

FILM Greatest cinematographers



50 Greatest Cinematographers


1. Gunnar Fischer who shot many of Bergman’s films


2. Jack Cardiff


Top 10 Greatest Cinematographers


1. Charles Rosher, 1885-1974


Cardiff doesn’t figure in this top 10



October 26, 2013 Posted by | Charles Rosher, cinematographer, cinematography, Gunnar Fischer | | Leave a comment