I'm not going to lie, it's been YEARS since the last time I had almost no awareness of the DP who won the Oscar for Best Cinematographer. I feel so out of the loop! I clearly should have prioritized watching All Quiet on the Western Front and I need to correct that asap. While I'm educating myself on James Friend's work, does anyone have any other suggestions for what I should prioritize watching? Any can't-miss credits?
So excited for James, I've heard much deserved, but I, too, haven't seen All Quiet on the Western Front, would love to hear from some cinematographers here on their thoughts for it.
I saw the movie. Perfect photography by James. This is the follow-up in photography. Looking where many don't look. Sensitivity in the eyes. That kind of photography runs in my veins with my blood. I like that simple, dynamic look!!!
João Nobre, are there other movies or series that you feel have similar simple but dynamic qualities that you would suggest to the community? I'd love to know what your favorites are and why.
Hi Asheley !
Sorry for the delay in responding !
Similar is THE REVENTED with LEONARDO DI CAPRIO, it is in that sense that it is a film of a well made story where Emmanuel Lubezki had this similar aspect. We can talk about other beautiful dimensions in that same line, but not war. SEVEN with Morgan Freeman, had almost the same look, but it was in that direction of photography.
David Fincher with his team did very well in his SERIES at MINDHUNTER, and I recommend that series. DAVID puts you inside the narrative and at the time when the actual facts happened.
Well, everyone sees it from one aspect. Because I work in journalism and throw up a lot of text, as the cameraman that I am, you work with the camera learning various frames. Because the written text in a journalistic situation, you end up learning two techniques, the technique of focusing the story and how to place the image. An opinion of mine.
Asheley, I didn't participate in or create a film, but I worked a lot with journalistic stories and worked in a CINEMA LABORATORY UNIVERSITY. Something that helped me in some techniques. Another was two documentaries at the University that were made with students, one of which was about children with brain problems. There, it required a lot of this sensitivity from me in filming. When I watch a film, especially a DRAMA film, I try to learn the script according to the direction of the photography. I love writing and photography.
Have a good night Asheley!