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.
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.
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.
Sites, Blogs & Forums
“Straight answers to frequent and seldom-asked film and video questions you will not find answered anywhere else”
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
Available in the school library ↩