Cinematographer Style (2006)

Mostly talking heads, but an incredible introduction to a “who’s who” of cinematographers. Also a great stylebook for different ways to light and shoot interviews.
ASC site

Visions of Light — The Art of Cinematography (1992)

The precursor to Cinematographer Style, and in some ways better because of the frequent use of clips from milestones of cinema. A complete cast list and filmography is available on Wikipedia.

Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2010)

Tell Them Who You Are (2004)
“A film about legendary cinematographer Haskell Wexler by his son Mark Wexler.” A strange, uncomfortable reminder that we’re all human.

No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos (2008)
A nice reminder to get off your ass.

Writing with Light: Vittorio Storaro (1992)

Light Keeps Me Company (2000)
Sven Nykvist

Shooting Women (2008)
Article at Women Make Movies


Digital Cinema Training [1]
Hollywood Camera Work - The Master Course
Kodak Master Class Series [1]


American Cinematographer - The International Journal of Motion Imaging [1]


the rc
Podcast from fxguide

American Cinematographer Podcasts

Conversations on Cinematography


Internet Encyclopedia Of Cinematographers

Magic Lantern - Cinematographers

Sites, Blogs & Forums

Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC

The Black and Blue - A Blog for Camera Assistants
“Straight answers to frequent and seldom-asked film and video questions you will not find answered anywhere else”

ProVideo Coalition: Stunning Good Looks by Art Adams

ASC: The American Society of Cinematographers

Cinematography discussion and information for Professional Cinematographers


Discovering Cinema - Movies Dream in Color (Eric Lange, 2004)
Film Before Film - What Really Happens Between Images (Werner Nekes, 1986)
Film Noir - Bringing Darkness to Light (2006)
Henri Cartier-Bresson - biographie d’un regard (2003)
Henri Cartier-Bresson - Just Plain Love (2001)
The Genius of Photography

  1. Available in the school library  ↩