Best cinematography in a documentary?
Posted 18 November 2010 - 11:50 PM
I was wondering if anyone knows of any documentaries with award winning cinematography? Looking for compelling documentaries that showcase extraordinary cinematography above and beyond the usual.
Has a cinematographer ever won the academy award with a documentary?
Looking forward to all the great responses!
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Posted 20 November 2010 - 08:01 PM
Posted 20 November 2010 - 08:19 PM
The Thin Blue Line won Best Documentary honors from the New York Film Critics Circle, the Kansas City Film Critics Circle, the National Board of Review, and the National Society of Film Critics. Morris himself won an International Documentary Association Award, an Edgar Award, and a MacArthur Fellowship Genius Grant (1989). The film was marketed as "nonfiction" rather than as a documentary which disqualified it from being considered in that category for an Academy Award.
Posted 20 November 2010 - 09:06 PM
Posted 20 November 2010 - 09:32 PM
ken Burns has been working with Buddy for the last 20+ years or so. They both shoot.
I'd suggest watching "man on wire"...amazing.
Posted 21 November 2010 - 02:41 AM
I thought this looked amazing: Kassim the Dream
Kassim was kidnapped and forced to be a child soldier in Uganda. He defected when he came to the US with a military boxing team for a competition and went on to be come a world champion boxer.
Posted 21 November 2010 - 10:23 AM
Posted 21 November 2010 - 08:07 PM
Posted 22 November 2010 - 03:54 PM
everything about them is pretty above and beyond the usual.
All by the same basic group of people--
great music too-
Posted 22 November 2010 - 09:11 PM
Ron Fricke's photography in Koyaanisqatsi and Baraka is stunning. Easily the best I've seen in a documentary.
Oh yes! A few years back I saw a brand new 70mm print, struck from the OCN. Absolutely mind blowing. Easily in the top two or three movie going experiences of my life.
Posted 23 November 2010 - 11:15 PM
I'll look into the other films mentions. Thank you for all the recommendations!
Posted 03 December 2010 - 02:23 AM
Posted 03 December 2010 - 06:40 PM
I promise, you have never seen a football match shot like this. It's Darius Khondji, in the end of the day.
Posted 06 January 2011 - 08:41 PM
Posted 11 January 2011 - 12:20 AM
Posted 29 January 2011 - 08:01 PM
It's cinematographer Lars Skree shot everything himself except from some headmounted cameras on the soldiers: