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Billions of people have seen and been influenced by movies in the short history of this industry.
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But at heart, I am more than a cinematographer.
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But you know you haven't done it all because you know everything keeps evolving and changing; and you know you can evolve with it if you grow and develop as a human being.
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But you still have an awesome responsibility, because you are helping to create something which might influence the thinking of millions of people.
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Cinematography is infinite in its possibilities... much more so than music or language.
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Contrast is what makes photography interesting.
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Dad, wherever you are, you are gone but you will never be forgotten.
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Every cinematographer I worked with had his own way of solving problems.
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Every once in a while, when the audience is expecting to see one thing, you have to show them something else.
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I can still recall the thrill of shooting my first film.
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I don't think of myself as a director or writer. I think of myself as a filmmaker.
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I hope I'm still shooting when I'm 80.
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I just wanted to try directing, and the best way was to write the material, so I was imbued with its origins when I was dealing with the actors.
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I knew exactly how I wanted it to play, but you are never sure until you watch the projected images reflect off the screen. That's when you know it worked.
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I realize that every picture isn't a work of art.
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I saw Tequila Sunrise as a romantic picture with complex, bigger than life characters.
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I suppose I would still be a communicator, maybe a musician.
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I think everybody has that problem whether they are cinematographers or farmers.
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I think one of the reasons people quit is because they're afraid they won't be able to get better and better; that they have to come to a zenith of some kind.
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I want to tell a story and shape it all the way through to the end.
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I was very happy sitting alone at a dining room table, writing a script.
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If the sun creates a shadow of a character on a wall, it is going to be proportionate to the size of the actor.
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In aptitude tests, I scored highest in music.
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It is also difficult to articulate the subtleties in cinema, because there aren't words or metaphors which describe many of the emotions you are attempting to evoke.
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It took a while for me to grasp that my colleagues believe I have made an impact on the history of cinema.
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It was 100 feet of 16 mm black-and-white film of a car coming to a stop sign, and driving off. I had to decide how to frame and light it. It was magic. There was a sense of mystery.
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It's important to know that if you are dealing with shadows.
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Manipulating shadows and tonality is like writing music or a poem.
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My first semester, I got a D in creative writing.
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My peers say I have made a difference. That means more to me than winning an Oscar.
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Painting and writing are solitary arts.
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Photography is a very important part of my life.
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That's why I like fast film. It gives you more freedom to light more naturally.
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The audience has to understand that if the film is going to have any meaning for them. If they are going to empathize with the characters, they have to visualize the process of concentration involved in making every move.
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The closer the source of light is to a subject, the broader the beams are.
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The sun is the most parallel light source because it is so far away.
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The truth is that every experience, every feeling, every film you see, becomes part of the sensibilities you apply to making a movie.
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There are a lot of directors who are knowledgeable about images, and others who aren't.
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There are infinite shadings of light and shadows and colors... it's an extraordinarily subtle language. Figuring out how to speak that language is a lifetime job.
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There is a kind of beauty in imperfection.
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To me, the camera is like a musical instrument. You use it to control the flow, shape, size and colors of images.
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What video assist does is interfere with the collaborative process in those cases.
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With today's fast films, you can light the way your eye sees the scene. You can abuse the film and create subtleties in contrast with light and exposure, diffusion and filters. That's what makes it an art.
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You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward.
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You have to understand the nature of light.
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