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Watch: 6-Minute Ode To 21st Century Cinematographers

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by Cain Rodriguez
April 1, 2014 10:28 AM
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We’re nearly fifteen years into the 21st century and despite the frequent predictions of the implosion of cinema, the industry and medium is still going strong. While much has been made recently about the end of celluloid, a great deal of the best cinematic work in the past decade has been captured photochemically in addition to digitally as a new video on Vimeo can attest.

Edited by Erick Lee, this roughly six-minute long video pays tribute to some the best cinematographers working today. In an attempt to maintain uniformity throughout the video as well as not wishing to crop any of the images, Lee culled shots from films with an aspect ratio of 2.40:1 by luminaries that include Christopher Doyle, Pung-Leung Kwan, S. Ravi Varman,Frank Giebe, John Toll, Wally Pfister, Roger Deakins, Anthony Dod Mantle, Paul Cameron, Emmanuel Lubezki, J. Michael Muro, Robert Richardson, Florian Ballhaus,John R., Leonett, Bruno Delbonnel, Dion Beebe, Slawomir Idziak, Claudio Miranda, Fabio Zamarion, Jeff Cronenweth, Janusz Kaminski, Matthew Libatique, Oliver Wood, Mitchell Amundsen, Bill Pope, Adam Stone, Tom Stern, Chris Menges, Newton Thomas SigelRodrigo Prieto, Sean Bobbitt, Robert Elswitt, Robert Yeoman, Dariusz Wolski, Philippe Le Sourd, Jo Willems, Barry Ackroyd, Seamus McGarvey, Linus Sandgren, Shane HurlbutBenoit Delhomme and Don Burgess. Damn.

Watch the video below to try to see how many movies you can recognize and let us know what other cinematographers you think have done outstanding work this century.

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3 Comments

  • nathan | April 1, 2014 3:16 PMReply

    this is very silly. looks to have been made by a teenage boy. playlist, I don't understand why you thought this was worth sharing.

  • tom | April 1, 2014 12:41 PMReply

    I know he's not working today as he died last year, but still, it seems a shame to leave Harris Savides out who was one of the greatest 21st century cinematographers.

  • Monco | April 1, 2014 12:17 PMReply

    Wtf is that stupid movie's scene is doing in this ode ? Barfi is probably the most horrible movie (99% of the movie is simply borrowed from Hollywood and Foreign Films) of last year. No wonder Bollywood produces crap like this where they bluntly copy scenes from other movies and make an entire movie out of 'em. Plagiarism at it's best.

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