a look at cinematography: roger deakins

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An analysis of the works of Roger Deakins, master cinematographer.

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  • TRUE GRIT (2010)

    PRISONERS (2013)JARHEAD (2005)

    TRUE GRIT (2010)SICARIO (2015)

    PHOTO CREDIT: GENARO MOLINA / LOS ANGELES TIMES

    WHO IS ROGER DEAKINS?Roger Deakins is a master cinematographer, born in Devon, who has been working in film cinematography since 1990, when he worked on his first feature film, Mountains of the Moon, directed by Bob Rafelson. Since then, he has worked on legendary films that went on to receive critical acclaim and praise for imagery.

    THE DEAKINS SIGNATURERoger Deakins has been known for utilizing light, color, and static shots to create striking imagery, from silhouettes during the night at a gas station, to single sources lighting up a character while they loom in the dark. Just see here:

    AWARDS/NOMINATIONSAs of April, 2016, he has not won an Academy Award. He has, however, been nominated 13 times over the years.

    The nominated films are listed below:

    1994 - The Shawshank Redemption1996 - Fargo1997 - Kundun22000 - O Brother, Where Art Thou?2001 - The Man Who Wasnt There2007 - The Assassination of Jesse James...2007 - No Country for Old Men2008 - The Reader2010 - True Grit2012 - Skyfall22013 - Prisoners2014 - Unbroken2015 - Sicario

  • BEHIND ANOTHER LENSRoger Deakins first venture behind a lens was photography, and ever since his early years, he has been a keen photographer, taking photos in new places when not working on his next film or out on his boat in Torquay, Devon. He seems to prefer black & white, and has a sense of humor and love injected in each of his photographs.

  • The Shawshank Redemption (1994) | Directors: Frank Darabont

  • Fargo (1996) | Directors: Ethan & Joel Coen

  • Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) | Directors: Ethan & Joel Coen

  • No Country for Old Men (2007) | Directors: Ethan & Joel Coen

  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) | Director: Andrew Dominik

  • Jarhead (2009) | Director: Sam Mendes

  • True Grit (2010) | Directors: Ethan & Joel Coen

  • Skyfall (2012) | Director: Sam Mendes

  • Prisoners (2014) | Director: Denis Villeneuve

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