William A Fraker ASC
Posted 03 June 2010 - 06:09 AM
Six time Oscar nominee (nominated for both cinematography AND visual effects on Spielberg's 1941).
Posted 03 June 2010 - 08:34 AM
Rest in peace, Mr. Fraker.
Posted 03 June 2010 - 12:50 PM
Posted 20 June 2010 - 10:08 AM
He was a good man with a kind heart. On the set he was tough but fair. He never failed to acknowledge your work after a hard day. He had more energy that those half his age. He was a great mentor and I, for one, will miss him.
I couldn't agree more with Tom. Tom, you have stated this perfectly. I just returned from Europe to learn of this very sad news. I had the pleasure of being his First AC during the 1980's and 1990's. He was more than a boss to me. He was my mentor and a sort of a "movie dad". He taught me the discipline and the respect needed to be a top member of the camera department. Was he tough? You bet he was. But he had an effectiveness that wanted you to be more and better - for him. He understood how difficult the job could be and he never failed to show his appreciation for one's efforts. He was always very clear on what he expected of everyone around him, whether you were working directly for him or otherwise. But he was always the gentleman. He taught me the importance of being a gentleman and always exhibiting politeness while on set towards your fellow co-workers. No other way would do with Billy. He was my role model on how to act and portray my professionalism as a cameraman. I too, will miss him profoundly.
Cheers Billy! You will always be a part of me.
Edited by Gregory Irwin, 20 June 2010 - 10:10 AM.
Posted 20 June 2010 - 12:49 PM
Posted 10 July 2010 - 07:49 PM