Roger Deakins talks to the BSC

Roger Deakins talks about his career to the British Society of Cinematographers (50 mins)

Cinematographer Roger Deakins recently sat down for a talk with BSC president John de Borman after a screening of The Shawshank Redemption (1994).

The 50 minute discussion is a fascinating one and covers his career, including:

  • His early years
  • Jean-Pierre Melville
  • The influence of documentary
  • Using different approaches for different films
  • Shooting night-time exteriors
  • Lighting the train scene in The Assassination of Jesse James (2007)
  • Shooting day and night sequences in True Grit (2010)
  • How he used shadows in No Country For Old Men (2007)
  • Differences between American and European cinematographers
  • Switching to digital cameras
  • Preparing for the new Bond movie with Sam Mendes
  • Army of Shadows (1969)
  • His break working for director Michael Radford

Roger Deakins talks with John de Borman. from BSC on Vimeo.

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Author: Ambrose Heron

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