Cinematographer


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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John Bartley

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John Bartley on the importance of the camera operator (and other camera crew)
01:21
John Bartley on the responsibilities of a Director of Photography
02:45

Haskell Boggs

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Haskell Boggs on new filming techniques that came about during the run of Bonanza
01:14
Haskell Boggs on learning to deal with the smaller sized television screen during his time was director of photography on Bonanza
01:45
Haskell Boggs on acting as director of photography for the Bonanza episode "Bushwhacked," and on the importance of a director of photography knowing the script
03:31
Haskell Boggs on dealing with the weather and daylight when working on location on Bonanza
01:49
Haskell Boggs on how cinematography techniques changed during his time on Bonanza and moving to the Warner Bros. set
01:23
Haskell Boggs on the differences between shooting for television and shooting features and on working with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope
02:57
Haskell Boggs on advice to aspiring directors of photography
02:21

George Spiro Dibie

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George Spiro Dibie on how being a gaffer helps cinematographers
00:34
George Spiro Dibie on making suggestions for D.P.s on various shows
00:35
George Spiro Dibie on telling actors to show audience 3/4 and not open up entirely - different from stage acting
00:57
George Spiro Dibie on the challenges of lighting women
01:08
George Spiro Dibie on the difference between cinematographer and director of photography
01:11

Gerald Perry Finnerman

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Gerald Finnerman on the role of a director of photography 
01:51

Thomas Del Ruth

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Thomas Del Ruth on his style of communication and his early projects as a cameraman 
01:50

Joseph M. Wilcots

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Joseph M. Wilcots on the challenges of lighting Roots
03:54
Joseph M. Wilcots on depth of field and selective focus when shooting, and the use of filters
05:47
Joseph M. Wilcots on technological innovations during his career, and on working with a crew
05:46
Joseph M. Wilcots on advice to an aspiring cinematographer
01:04
Joseph M. Wilcots on his philosophy for dealing with crews and directors
02:22
Joseph M. Wilcots on his advice to aspiring Directors of Photography
00:58

Ben Wolf

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Ben Wolf on the role of a cinematographer in television
05:06
Ben Wolf on how the television cinematographer works with the lighting director
01:55
Ben Wolf on the television cinematographer working with the director
03:37
Ben Wolf on cinematographers working with assistant directors and stage managers
02:27
Ben Wolf on cinematographers establishing a look for a show with lighting directors
02:19
Ben Wolf on shot composition 
02:44
Ben Wolf on advice to someone starting out in the cinematography business
02:32
Ben Wolf on how cinematography has changed
01:42
Ben Wolf on then-recent technological developments for cameras and then-current cinematography
02:16