Filmmaking / Directing : The Formula Is You: Filmmaking with Cinematographer Gordon Willis by Edwin Adrian Nieves

The Formula Is You: Filmmaking with Cinematographer Gordon Willis

Gordon Willis, the cinematographer of classic films such as The Godfather, Manhattan, and All the President’s Men, argues for the acceptance of filmmaking as an art despite its mechanical and technical characteristics. However, do not be fooled by the importance of craftsmanship. For Willis, artmaking requires an awareness of craft. As filmmakers, without knowledge of the mechanical and technical, we are not best able to evoke emotions within the audience through the use of cinema’s vocabulary. Willis teaches us: learn your craft in order to fit the punishment to the crime, that is, to discover the way to artistically bring the ideal vision of your film to life. http://a-bittersweet-life.tumblr.com/post/86333662354/the-formula-is-you...

The Formula Is You: Filmmaking with Cinematographer Gordon Willis
The Formula Is You: Filmmaking with Cinematographer Gordon Willis
There is no formula. The formula comes out of you. These are words to live by for every artist. Gordon Willis, the cinematographer of classic films such as The Godfather, Manhattan, and All the Presid…
Richard "RB" Botto

Simply one of the greats. A true visionary. Great post, Edwin.

Edwin Adrian Nieves

Listening to him is awesome: he is straightforward with what he shares and yet the insight itself is rich. As you put it so well, simply one of the greats!

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