How did you first become interested in Cinematography?
Posted 29 January 2009 - 09:08 AM
I am just curious to know how you started to become interested in Cinematography? Any specific movie that motivated you? At what point did you know that this is what you wanna do?
Posted 29 January 2009 - 10:01 AM
I'd like as have angels fly out of my arse as end up doing that sort of work.
And I was right!
Posted 29 January 2009 - 11:31 AM
But before 1977, I was already a "Star Trek" fan, which led me to see "Logan's Run" in the movie theaters and "2001" when it first played on television, all of which were influential.
Then at the end of high school, I saw my first foreign-language movie, "Kagemusha", which got me interested in Japanese cinema, and then "Apocalypse Now" came out, which further got me interested in lighting.
Posted 29 January 2009 - 12:20 PM
library. I took a break from studying & went back in the
stacks to see what kind of magazines they had. Lo & Behold
there was a copy of American Cinematographer! I didn't
understand all the terminology, but I was hooked! I still
remember what was on the cover....Alien.
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Posted 29 January 2009 - 01:18 PM
Anyway, at about the same time I knew that I wanted to work in the film business but I also loved photography. At the time I thought that what I liked the most about a film was the acting or the story, but little did I know that I was actually attracted to the visual vibrance. I found that when I watched a film I responded more to the light and shadows. I had never known about a cinematographer, because I had always had the idea that the director operated the camera and lit the scene. But then that same year, when I was 12, I rented a documentary on cinematography called "Visions of Light." It captured my soul. My dad actually sat down and started watching it with me and was really impressed as well, which was really big to me, because even though he was very encouraging to me about my past career interests he never seemed like he felt they would be right for me. So I thought it was huge when after he watched it he said to me, "John, that looks like a great career to pursue." So ever since then this art has grown more and more on me.
Edited by John Allen, 29 January 2009 - 01:18 PM.
Posted 29 January 2009 - 03:46 PM
I was always interested in photography.
I think Zvyaginstev's 'The Return' was a 'click' for me.
Ah, and my grandma's neighbour had like a big old VHS camera.
I was about five, when I saw it, when was at grandma's in summer. Still remember it.
Edited by Edgar Dubrovskiy, 29 January 2009 - 03:49 PM.
Posted 29 January 2009 - 04:12 PM
Personally I got interested in cinematography more or less unconcious. I consumed movies like everyone does but as I grew older I dicovered that I rated every movie I watched only on the basis of its images. I was never interested in the stories itself (although I know today that the story is the basis for every good cinematography). If the cinematography was great, I liked the movie! There was no specific movie that forced me to get deeper in to this matter, I was just fascinated how these images and how their movement (in combination with the music influenced me emotionally. I wanted to be able to create something like that as well.
Edited by Henry Weidemann, 29 January 2009 - 04:14 PM.
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And if you're too young to know what that is, look it up on Wikipedia.
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Posted 02 February 2009 - 02:49 AM
I always loved when I was stuck with the video camera at the family functions. Soon I began making little videos with my little green army men. It just snowballed from there! I just LOVE it!
When I was born I had a light meter strapped around my neck
Doctors didn't know what to do
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