In Review: Cinematography For Directors
Cinematography For Directors by Jacqueline B. Frost, published by Michael Wiese Productions.
There are just a handful of directors who have the will to not only wrangle actors but work behind the lens.
James Cameron and Ridley Scott often operate their own cameras, but they also work alongside top-notch cinematographers on their projects,
as did Stanley Kubrick. Steven Soderberg and Robert Rodriguez are among the few who try to “do it all,” but, of course,
they also have the budgets (and smarts) to hire a talented gaffer and electrics team.
Frost wisely avoids drawing her own conclusions about such key issues as defining the director-cinematographer relationship,
instead calling on veteran directors and cinematographers to discuss their own experiences, including Roger Deakins, ASC,
Rodrigo Prieto, ASC, Richard Crudo, ASC, John Baily, ASC, Donald Petrie and Ang Lee.
All have interesting perspectives, which Frost carefully weaves together."