directors of photography


Whiplash (2014) [Requested by: anonymous, double-time-swing, & not-american]

Director: Damien Chazelle

Director of Photography: Sharone Meir

Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

On AUGUST 12th, Dilated PeoplesDirectors of Photography drops.

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House of Vans at SXSW: Dilated Peoples

Los Angeles’ own Dilated Peoples have been in the game for over 20 years, and Austin received the hip hop group with open arms at this year’s SXSW showcase. Playing familiar hits from their wide discography, they also delved into their most recent release Directors of Photography.

Photos: Ashley Osborn
Top Cinematographers Reveal Their Favourite Movie Moments | Empire

Cinematographers – or ‘directors of photography’, if you’re not into the whole brevity thing – have been the unsung heroes of cinema since the year dot. If the writer is a movie’s synapses and the director is its heart, the DP is the eyes. Manipulating light, depth and perspective to elevate even the most simple stories into things of beauty, they are often filmmaking’s unsung heroes. Gregg Toland, Freddie Young, Jack Cardiff, Vittorio Storaro, Conrad Hall, Jordan Cronenweth, Christopher Doyle, Roger Deakins… the roll call of greats is glorious. To celebrate their achievements and demystify their work, Film Studies 101 asked 21 of cinema’s top DPs to pick a moment in the history of the art that has inspired and moved them. Empire is proud to share their selections with you.

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