Cinematographer is a fascinating look behind the lens of filmmaking.

Theatrical and motion-picture set designer Robert Edmund Jones (1887-1954) once said “Good lighting is the light you take away”. While he said it referencing set design, the thought and insight has carried forward into modern day cinematography.

Meet some of the cinematographers who have worked with Clint Eastwood, John Carpenter, Steven Spielberg and more.

Cinematographer Donald M. Morgan is however the focus of this film that should very much please and provide great insight to hardcore cinema fans and cinema studies students who want to learn some of the nuts and bolts of what goes on behind-the-scenes of movie and TV productions.

Morgan’s credits are so extensive that listing them in full is the job of IMDB, but to highlight just a few:

  • 1941
  • Christine
  • Se7en
  • Starman

Featuring amazing scenes and incredible behind-the-scenes stories of some of the greatest motion pictures of the 1970’s and 1980’s. Includes footage from Starman, The French Connection, The Graduate, Unforgiven and more.

“Cinematographer” focuses on the men behind camera who have made a huge impact on the craft of filmmaking and have heightened the magic of the movies.

2022 / Documentary / 82 minutes / Color / English / A film by Dan Asma


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