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Nestor’s Light – The Lighting Style of Cinematographer Néstor Almendros.

Read this article from My Life as a Blog.

“In the film world digital advancements are being made faster than filmmakers can keep up with them. In the amount of time it takes to master a new digital camera or technology it has already become obsolete. There is a fetishization of equipment, placing technological prowess over aesthetic skill. This affluenza within the film world drives artists away from the language and practice of filmmaking and towards the technical means to fulfill their vision.

While digital technologies can make filmmaking more approachable as an art form, many of the medium’s intricacies are lost due to simplicities afforded by digital cameras, such as loss of detail and color latitude. While these seemingly minor differences may not affect every filmmaker, for cinematographers it results in both a visually and emotionally dulled craft.”


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