Zitat des Tages von Conrad Hall:
My peers say I have made a difference. That means more to me than winning an Oscar.
I don't think of myself as a director or writer. I think of myself as a filmmaker.
But you know you haven't done it all because you know everything keeps evolving and changing; and you know you can evolve with it if you grow and develop as a human being.
In aptitude tests, I scored highest in music.
Painting and writing are solitary arts.
The sun is the most parallel light source because it is so far away.
It took a while for me to grasp that my colleagues believe I have made an impact on the history of cinema.
Photography is a very important part of my life.
There are infinite shadings of light and shadows and colors... it's an extraordinarily subtle language. Figuring out how to speak that language is a lifetime job.
I realize that every picture isn't a work of art.
Every cinematographer I worked with had his own way of solving problems.
Dad, wherever you are, you are gone but you will never be forgotten.
I can still recall the thrill of shooting my first film.
Contrast is what makes photography interesting.
It's important to know that if you are dealing with shadows.
Billions of people have seen and been influenced by movies in the short history of this industry.
With today's fast films, you can light the way your eye sees the scene. You can abuse the film and create subtleties in contrast with light and exposure, diffusion and filters. That's what makes it an art.
But at heart, I am more than a cinematographer.
Manipulating shadows and tonality is like writing music or a poem.
I saw Tequila Sunrise as a romantic picture with complex, bigger than life characters.
Cinematography is infinite in its possibilities... much more so than music or language.
There is a kind of beauty in imperfection.
The audience has to understand that if the film is going to have any meaning for them. If they are going to empathize with the characters, they have to visualize the process of concentration involved in making every move.
You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward.
I want to tell a story and shape it all the way through to the end.
You have to understand the nature of light.
I hope I'm still shooting when I'm 80.
Every once in a while, when the audience is expecting to see one thing, you have to show them something else.
It was 100 feet of 16 mm black-and-white film of a car coming to a stop sign, and driving off. I had to decide how to frame and light it. It was magic. There was a sense of mystery.
I was very happy sitting alone at a dining room table, writing a script.
I think one of the reasons people quit is because they're afraid they won't be able to get better and better; that they have to come to a zenith of some kind.
I suppose I would still be a communicator, maybe a musician.
The closer the source of light is to a subject, the broader the beams are.
I knew exactly how I wanted it to play, but you are never sure until you watch the projected images reflect off the screen. That's when you know it worked.