Cinematographers Roundtable Video - The Hollywood Reporter
Posted 19 November 2013 - 01:48 PM
Posted 29 November 2013 - 04:05 PM
All great cinematographers with differing styles, all gentlemen. I reserve a special place for Phedon Papamichael who I've talked to a few times at the ASC clubhouse. His reel is so versatile and always serves the subject. He can be real pretty and slick (like when he works with Verbinski and others), or he can be really naturalistic and simple. Almost to the point of being ugly when it's the right thing (esp. in his work with Payne). There's always this pressure in the business to put you in categories and have you specialise, so it's nice to see that Phedon resist that and shows that you can have a great career having a visual style that can accommodate all types of visuals. I model my career ambitions after him, only hoping to achieve a fraction of his success.