Cinematography Quotes

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Cinematography Quotes

The incredible cinematography makes ‘A Walk to Beautiful’ almost like a poem; there is a tenderness on display that seems to emanate from the camera. There is also great sensitivity to the women whose stories are being told – never did I have a sense of the subjects being exploited.

Abraham Verghese

Some directors don’t get involved in the cinematography and are just about story, but I’m definitely more tactile than that in terms of my involvement in the minutiae.

Cary Fukunaga

Cinematography is infinite in its possibilities… much more so than music or language.

Conrad Hall

And the best films feel like a fist punching you in the solar plexus and all elements of the filmmaking process – the acting, the design, the cinematography, the music, is all working to one end.

Ethan Hawke

The cinematography is as much involved with the physicality of the scene, so a lot of our shots are hand-held. I felt the cinematographer needed to be the fourth-character with the same drive as the actors.

J. Robert Spencer

In old movies, the cinematography is a thousand times better than anything today. Writing, a thousand times better.

John Kricfalusi

You make the movie through the cinematography – it sounds quite a simple idea, but it was like a huge revelation to me.

Nicolas Roeg

Cinematography is so much about instinct and intuition – you want the same range of experience going into behind the camera as what you see in front of it. Your life experience will come through the lens.

Rachel Morrison

Cinematography speaks to everything that women do inherently well: It’s multitasking, it’s empathy, and it’s channeling visuals into human emotion.

Rachel Morrison

A lot of cinematography is intuition. It’s an art, not a formula.

Reed Morano

I like movies where you can come back and re-watch them and admire the cinematography 25 years later.

Rob Zombie

Cinematography is a writing with images in movement and with sounds.

Robert Bresson

The future of cinematography belongs to a new race of young solitaries who will shoot films by putting their last penny into it and not let themselves be taken in by the material routines of the trade.

Robert Bresson

I don’t really believe in the mystery of cinematography – what happens in the camera is what the cinematographers create and all that nonsense.

Roger Dea

Not all pictures but some pictures you’re like, ‘Wow, I wish I could be there’ or you feel like you are there. I don’t know what it is about cinematography.

Scoot McNairy

I think people just see cinematography as being about photography and innovative shots and beautiful lighting. We all want our movies to look great visually, to be beguiling and enticing, but I think that what really defines a great cinematographer is one who loves story.

Seamus MacGarvey

I believe that filmmakers have to internalize the story and subtext so well that all of the departments can start to speak to each other – that music can speak to cinematography, that can speak to writing and back again.

Shane Carruth

What sets us apart is our drive to have the best cinematography. We work hard to get shots that nobody else has.

Steve Winter

Eventually, I think cinematography for every culture is a way to explore different stories, different ways of also delivering a story.

Violante Placido

Eventually, I think cinematography for every culture is a way to explore different stories, different ways of also delivering a story.

Violante Placido

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