Posted 11 October 2005 - 07:51 PM
Posted 12 October 2005 - 04:12 PM
Jan de Bont & Barry Sonnenfeld.
If you go to www.imdb.com you can do your own research & find a bunch of them.
Not that there are that many of them...
Posted 12 October 2005 - 04:32 PM
And let's not forget director-DP's, like Peter Hyams. Rare in the feature world, but much more common in commercials.
The TV world is full of DP's who step up to directing episodes of their own shows. Law and Order has consistently promoted from within the camera department. I believe Constantine Makris is even producing now.
Posted 12 October 2005 - 06:03 PM
Posted 12 October 2005 - 07:14 PM
Philippe Rousselot has been directing at least one feature
(french dps who crossed the ocean, actually...)
Jimmy Glasberg now directs
Posted 12 October 2005 - 07:25 PM
I've been looking for a comprehensive list (I know all the main ones) of cinematographers-turned-directors online. Does anyone know where I might find a list of this nature. Thanks.
DP of some of my favourite films like "Comfort and Joy" and "Local Hero" and also "The Killing Fields" and director of two very good films, "Criss- Cross" and "A World Apart". He actually directed 3 in a row. I didn't see the third but now he's gone back to shooting. Let someone else take responsibility for losing all that $$.
Steven Soderbergh shot as well as directed "Traffic",
Haskell Wexler directed "Medium Cool" aaaaand...
I can't think of any more.
Posted 12 October 2005 - 07:28 PM
Jan De Bont
A few more who directed a feature film, but kept on shooting:
Commercials/Spots:(literally dozens, but a few names that come to mind, and who have representation)
Many more working in Television, Cable, Mini-Series, but the only name I can think of is Frank Prinzi, ASC, who still shoots.
Posted 12 October 2005 - 09:08 PM
Posted 13 October 2005 - 01:45 AM
Thanks guys. Thats now a pretty comprehensive list. Since I started I may as throw in a few names. Gaspar Noe before Irreversible. Andrzej Sekula, he shot Resevoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, American Psycho then turned to directing and I think back again. Andrzej Bartkowiak who shot Speed and Falling Down now directs (Romeo Must Die, Doom). How about steadicam-operators-turned-directors, Guy Bee anyone.
I ve got another one,
Jan De Bont.''Speed'' with Sandra Bullock was his first one, and succeded well.
Posted 14 October 2005 - 06:47 AM
Guy Green, BSC
Freddie Francis, BSC
Unfortunately - most DP's-turned-directors don't have the same success in the directing
world as they did in the shooting world. Wonder why that is.
I don't have any desire to direct myself, although I sometimes toy wit the idea of directing/shooting a movie where visuals come first and where visuals would be the star. It would probably be an interesting failure:-)
Posted 14 October 2005 - 02:40 PM
Hmm, lets see.....Dave Chameides, Charles Papert, and Jeff Hunt come to mind. Guy Bee has been the most prolific so far. I know there are a few others but my mind is blank right now. Garrett Brown did some directing (commercials mostly) in the 80's. Jimmy Muro and Jonathan Brown (Garrett's son) have both moved on as D.P.'s and have done very well.
How about steadicam-operators-turned-directors, Guy Bee anyone.
Posted 14 October 2005 - 02:54 PM
and soderbergh has shot a bunch of his own movies, including traffic, solaris, ocean's 11, ocean's 12, and full frontal.
Posted 13 July 2006 - 05:19 AM
Posted 13 July 2006 - 06:52 AM
Jack Cardiff, BSC
Ernest Day, BSC
Posted 13 July 2006 - 09:36 AM
Dean Cundey directed Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves.
Posted 13 July 2006 - 04:28 PM