DP Watchlist

by max-schwarz23 | created - 25 Apr 2017 | updated - 30 Aug 2018 | Public

A list of cinematographers whose work I need to watch

1. Sven Nykvist

Cinematographer | The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Sven Nykvist was considered by many in the industry to be one of the world's greatest cinematographers. During his long career that spanned almost half a century, Nyvist perfected the art of cinematography to its most simple attributes, and he helped give the films he had worked on the simplest and...

  • Sawdust and Tinsel
  • The Virgin Spring *
  • Through a Glass Darkly *
  • Winter Light *
  • The Silence (rewatch) *
  • All These Women
  • Hour of the Wolf
  • Shame *
  • The Passion of Anna
  • The Touch
  • Scenes from a Marriage *
  • Black Moon
  • Face to Face *
  • The Serpent's Egg
  • Autumn Sonata *
  • Fanny and Alexander *

2. Roger Deakins

Cinematographer | Skyfall

Roger Deakins is an English cinematographer best known for his work on the films of the Coen brothers, Sam Mendes, and Denis Villeneuve.

He is a member of both the American and British Society of Cinematographers.

Deakins' first feature film in America as cinematographer was Mountains of the Moon (...

  • 1984
  • Homicide *
  • Dead Man Walking
  • Kundun *
  • The Hurricane
  • The Man Who Wasn't There *
  • A Beautiful Mind
  • Intolerable Cruelty
  • The Village *
  • Jarhead
  • Revolutionary Road *
  • A Serious Man

3. Robby Müller

Cinematographer | Breaking the Waves

Robby Müller was born on April 4, 1940 in Willemstad, Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles as Robert Müller. He is known for his work on Breaking the Waves (1996), Paris, Texas (1984) and Dead Man (1995). He died on July 3, 2018 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.

  • Alice in the Cities
  • Wrong Move
  • Kings of the Road *
  • The American Friend *
  • To Live and Die in L.A. *
  • Mystery Train *
  • Red Hot and Blue
  • Beyond the Clouds
  • Breaking the Waves
  • Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai *
  • Dancer in the Dark *
  • 24 Hour Party People

4. Michael Ballhaus

Cinematographer | Goodfellas

Michael Ballhaus was a German cinematographer. He worked on many American films, including Baby It's You (1983), Old Enough (1984), After Hours (1985), The Color of Money (1986), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Goodfellas (1990), Dracula (1992), The Age of Innocence (1993), Gangs of New York ...

  • The Bitter Tears of Petra Kant
  • World on a Wire
  • Fox and His Friends *
  • The Marriage of Maria Braun *
  • Death of a Salesman
  • After Hours
  • The Color of Money *
  • The Last Temptation of Christ *
  • Postcards from the Edge
  • Bram Stoker's Dracula
  • The Age of Innocence *
  • Quiz Show

5. Robbie Ryan

Cinematographer | American Honey

Robbie Ryan is an Irish cinematographer. He is best known for his work in Fish Tank (2009), Slow West (2015), Amercican Honey (2016) and The Favourite (2018) for which he was nominated for an Oscar for Best Achievement in Cinematography.

Ryan has already work in more than 90 projects as an ...

  • The Twenty Second Plastic Love Affair (short)
  • Red Road *
  • Fish Tank **
  • GirlLikeMe (short)
  • Wuthering Heights *
  • Philomena
  • Jimmy's Hall
  • The Meyerowitz Stories *
  • The Favourite *

6. Reed Morano

Director | The Handmaid's Tale

Reed Morano was born on April 15, 1977 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. She is known for directing and executive producing the pilot as well as episodes 2 & 3 of 'The Handmaid's Tale' (2017) and directing the feature film, 'Meadowland' (2015), which she also served as her own DP on. She also did double ...

  • Frozen River
  • The Skeleton Twins
  • Meadowland *
  • I Think We're Alone Now
  • The East Wind

7. Raoul Coutard

Director | Hoa-Binh

Raoul Coutard was born on September 16, 1924 in Paris, France. He was a cinematographer and director, known for Hoa Binh (1970), Contempt (1963) and Pierrot le Fou (1965). He died on November 8, 2016 in Labenne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France.

  • Shoot the Piano Player
  • A Woman Is a Woman
  • Jules and Jim
  • Vivre Sa Vie *
  • Contempt *
  • Une Femme Mariee **
  • Pierrot le Fou *
  • Made in U.S.A
  • La Chinoise *
  • Weekend *
  • The Phantom Heart

8. Néstor Almendros

Cinematographer | Days of Heaven

One of the highest appraised contemporary cinematographers. He was born in Spain but moved to Cuba by age 18 to join his exiled anti-Franco father. In Havana, he founded a cineclub and wrote film reviews. Then, he went on to study in Rome at the Centro Sperimentale. He directed six shorts in Cuba ...

  • My Night at Maud's
  • Claire's Knee *
  • Chloe in the Afternoon *
  • Goin' South
  • Sophie's Choice *
  • Heartburn

9. Gunnar Fischer

Cinematographer | Smultronstället

Gunnar Fischer was born on November 18, 1910 in Ljungby, Sweden as Erling Gunnar Fischer. He is known for his work on Wild Strawberries (1957), The Seventh Seal (1957) and Summer with Monika (1953). He was married to Gull Söderblom. He died on June 11, 2011 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden.

  • Port of Call
  • Thirst
  • To Joy
  • This Can't Happen Here
  • Summer Interlude
  • Secrets of Women
  • Summer with Monika *
  • Smiles of a Summer Night
  • Wild Strawberries **
  • The Magician *
  • The Devil's Eye

10. André Turpin

Cinematographer | Mommy

André Turpin was born in 1966 in Quebec, Canada. He is a cinematographer and director, known for Mommy (2014), Incendies (2010) and Soft Shell Man (2001).

  • August 32nd on Earth *
  • Maelstrom *
  • Incendies *
  • The Death and Life of John F. Donovan *

11. Gianni Di Venanzo

Cinematographer |

Gianni Di Venanzo was born on December 18, 1920 in Teramo, Abruzzo, Italy as Feliciano Di Venanzo. He is known for his work on (1963), Juliet of the Spirits (1965) and Le Amiche (1955). He died on February 3, 1966 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

  • Le Amiche *
  • Il Grido *
  • Big Deal on Madonna Street *
  • Salvatore Giuliano
  • L'Eclisse *
  • The Moment of Truth
  • Juliet of the Spirits

12. Matthew Libatique

Cinematographer | Black Swan

Matthew Libatique is an American cinematographer. He is best known for his work with director Darren Aronofsky on the films Pi (1998), Requiem for a Dream (2000), The Fountain (2006), Black Swan (2010), Noah (2014) and Mother! (2017). He also shot Bradley Cooper's directorial debut film, A Star Is ...

  • Pi *
  • Phone Booth
  • Inside Man
  • The Fountain *
  • Noah

13. Janusz Kaminski

Cinematographer | War Horse

Janusz Kaminski is a Polish cinematographer and film director. He has established a partnership with Steven Spielberg, working as a cinematographer on his movies since 1993. He won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his work on Schindler's List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998).

His ...

  • Jerry Maguire
  • Amistad
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  • The Terminal
  • Munich
  • The Adventures of Tintin
  • War Horse
  • Lincoln *
  • The Judge
  • Bridge of Spies
  • The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara

14. Robert Richardson

Cinematographer | Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Robert Richardson an American cinematographer. He is best known for work with Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese, and Oliver Stone.

He has won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography three times, for his work on JFK (1991), The Aviator (2004), and Hugo (2011). He is one of three living persons who...

  • Wall Street
  • Born on the Fourth of July
  • The Doors
  • JFK
  • Wag the Dog
  • Bringing Out the Dead *
  • The Aviator
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

15. Vittorio Storaro

Cinematographer | Apocalypse Now

Vittorio Storaro, the award-winning cinematographer who won Oscars for "Apocalypse Now (1979)", "Reds (1981)" and "The Last Emperor (1987)". He was born on June 24, 1940 in Rome, where his father was a projectionist at the Lux Film Studio. At the age of 11, he began studying photography at a ...

  • 1900
  • The Last Emperor *
  • Dick Tracy
  • Tango

16. Rodrigo Prieto

Cinematographer | Brokeback Mountain

Rodrigo Prieto is a Mexican cinematographer. He is best known for Brokeback Mountain (2005), Babel (2006), Argo (2012), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), and Silence (2016).

He also worked with Alejandro González Iñárritu on the acclaimed Amores perros (2000), 21 Grams (2003), and Biutiful (2010).

...

  • 25th Hour *
  • Brokeback Mountain *
  • The Irishman *

17. Gregg Toland

Cinematographer | Citizen Kane

Born in Illinois in 1904, the only child of Jennie and Frank Toland, Gregg and his mother moved to California several years after his parents divorced in 1910. Through Jennie's work as a housekeeper for several people in the movie business, Gregg may had gotten a $12-a-week job at age 15 as an ...

  • Dead End
  • Wuthering Heights
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • The Long Voyage Home
  • The Little Foxes

18. Robert Elswit

Cinematographer | There Will Be Blood

Robert Elswit is an American cinematographer. He is best known for Boogie Nights (1997), Magnolia (1999), Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), There Will Be Blood (2007), Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011), Inherent Vice (2014), and Nightcrawler (2014).

Elswit frequently works with director ...

  • Runaway Jury
  • Good Night, and Good Luck. *
  • Michael Clayton

19. Conrad L. Hall

Cinematographer | Road to Perdition

Born in Tahiti, the son of writer James Norman Hall, author of "Mutiny on the Bounty," Conrad Hall studied filmmaking at USC. He and two classmates formed a production company and sold a project to a local television station. Hall's company branched out into making industrial films and TV ...

  • In Cold Blood *
  • Fat City
  • Marathon Man

20. Sean Bobbitt

Cinematographer | 12 Years a Slave

Sean Bobbitt was born on November 29, 1958 in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA as Sean Francis Bobbitt. He is known for his work on 12 Years a Slave (2013), Hunger (2008) and Shame (2011).

  • Wonderland
  • Dog (short)
  • Mr. Burberry (short)
  • Widows *
  • The Rhythm Section *

21. Tonino Delli Colli

Cinematographer | Der Name der Rose

Tonino Delli Colli was born on November 20, 1922 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Antonio Delli Colli. He is known for his work on The Name of the Rose (1986), Life Is Beautiful (1997) and Once Upon a Time in America (1984). He was married to Alexandra Delli Colli. He died on August 16, 2005 in Rome.

  • Accattone
  • Seven Beauties *
  • Once Upon a Time in America *
  • The Name of the Rose
  • Life is Beautiful *

22. Carlo Di Palma

Cinematographer | Mighty Aphrodite

Carlo Di Palma was born on April 17, 1925 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is known for his work on Mighty Aphrodite (1995), Blow-Up (1966) and Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993). He was married to Adriana Chiesa Di Palma. He died on July 9, 2004 in Rome.

  • Divorce Italian Style
  • Identification of a Woman
  • Hannah and Her Sisters
  • Husbands and Wives

23. Vilmos Zsigmond

Cinematographer | Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Along with László Kovács, a fellow student who fled Hungary in 1956, Zsigmond rose to prominence in the 1970s. He is known for his use of natural light and vivid use of color on features such as The Long Goodbye (1973) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977).

  • Images
  • Scarecrow
  • Heaven's Gate
  • Blow Out *

24. Peter Deming

Cinematographer | Twin Peaks

Peter Deming was born on December 13, 1957 in Beirut, Lebanon. He is known for his work on Twin Peaks (2017), Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) and Mulholland Drive (2001).

  • Evil Dead II
  • My Cousin Vinny
  • Lost Highway *
  • I Heart Huckabees

25. Alwin H. Küchler

Cinematographer | Sunshine

Alwin H. Küchler was born in 1965 in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He is known for his work on Sunshine (2007), Divergent (2014) and R.I.P.D. (2013). He has been married to Ngozi Onwurah since November 28, 1998.

  • Sunshine *
  • Marley

26. Rachel Morrison

Cinematographer | Black Panther

Rachel Morrison is an American cinematographer. She is best known for the films Fruitvale Station (2013), Cake (2014), Dope (2015), Mudbound (2017) and Black Panther (2018).

She began her career working on series and TV movies for a number of networks.

The independent film Palo Alto (2007) marked ...

  • Dope
  • Mudbound

27. John Alton

Camera_department | An American in Paris

Starting out in 1924 as a lab technician at MGM, John Alton left there for Paramount to become a cameraman. He traveled to France and then to South America, where he wrote, photographed and directed several Spanish-language films. Returning to Hollywood in 1937, he soon achieved a reputation as one...

  • T-Men
  • The Big Combo

28. Sturla Brandth Grøvlen

Cinematographer | Victoria

Sturla Brandth Grøvlen was born on March 11, 1980 in Trondheim, Norway. He is known for his work on Victoria (2015), Rams (2015) and The Discovery (2017).

  • Heartstone

29. Giorgos Arvanitis

Cinematographer | Blind Sun

Giorgos Arvanitis was born in 1941 in Greece. He is known for his work on Blind Sun (2015), In the Shadow of Fear (1988) and O valtos (1973).

  • Voyage to Cythera *
  • Landscape in the Mist *
  • Voyager
  • Ulysses' Gaze *
  • Eternity and a Day *
  • Fat Girl

30. Fred Kelemen

Cinematographer | Abendland

Born in Berlin (West), Fred Kelemen studied painting, music, philosophy, science of religions and theatre sciences and worked in different theatres as a director's assistant before he began his studies at the German Film & TV Academy Berlin (dffb) in 1989. Since that time, he has made a number of ...

  • Journey on the Plain (short)
  • The Man from London
  • The Turin Horse *

31. Gábor Medvigy

Cinematographer | Dolina

Gábor Medvigy was born on May 18, 1957 in Budapest, Hungary. He is a cinematographer and actor, known for Dolina (2007), Temptations (2002) and After the Day Before (2004).

  • Damnation *
  • Satantango *
  • Werckmeister Harmonies *

32. Christian Berger

Cinematographer | Das weiße Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte

1973 founded own production company TTV Film. Extensive work as a documentary film-maker. 1977 building of experimental video studio. Work with and technical support for various young film-makers working under TTV Film. 1980/81 increasing work in TV plays, screen adaptations with various authors, ...

  • The Piano Teacher *
  • Caché
  • The White Ribbon *
  • Happy End

33. Darius Khondji

Cinematographer | Amour

Darius Khondji was born on October 21, 1955 in Tehran, Iran. He is known for his work on Amour (2012), Se7en (1995) and Delicatessen (1991). He is married to Marianne Khondji. They have three children.

  • Delicatessen
  • The City of Lost Children
  • Funny Games
  • Midnight in Paris
  • Amour *
  • Okja

34. Manuel Alberto Claro

Cinematographer | Melancholia

Manuel Alberto Claro was born on April 3, 1970 in Santiago de Chile, Chile. He is known for his work on Melancholia (2011), The House That Jack Built (2018) and Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013).

  • Melancholia *
  • Nymphomaniac vol. I
  • The House that Jack Built

35. Hyung-ku Kim

Cinematographer | Gwoemul

  • Memories of Murder *
  • The Host
  • On the beach at Night Alone

36. Henri Decaë

Cinematographer | Le samouraï

Although Henri Decaë gained fame as a cinematographer, he actually entered the film industry as an editor and soundman. Serving as a cameraman in the French army during WW II, upon his release he began making documentaries and directing and photographing industrial and commercial films, then in ...

  • Le Silence de la Mer
  • Bob le Flambeur
  • Elevator to the Gallows
  • Purple Noon
  • Le Samouraï *
  • Le Cercle Rouge *

37. Christopher Doyle

Cinematographer | Paranoid Park

Christopher Doyle was born on May 2, 1952 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is a cinematographer and actor, known for Paranoid Park (2007), Hero (2002) and 2046 (2004).

  • Chunking Express *
  • Fallen Angels *
  • Happy Together *
  • Hero *
  • 2046
  • Paranoid Park
  • The Limits of Control *

38. Bill Butler

Camera_department | One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Bill Butler was born on April 7, 1921 in Cripple Creek, Colorado, USA as Wilmer C. Butler. He is known for his work on One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Grease (1978) and Jaws (1975). He has been married to Iris Butler since May 28, 1984. They have two children. He was previously married to ...

  • The Rain People
  • Drive, He Said
  • Grease
  • Rocky II
  • Frailty

39. Christian Berger

Cinematographer | Das weiße Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte

1973 founded own production company TTV Film. Extensive work as a documentary film-maker. 1977 building of experimental video studio. Work with and technical support for various young film-makers working under TTV Film. 1980/81 increasing work in TV plays, screen adaptations with various authors, ...

  • The Piano Teacher *
  • Caché *
  • Happy End

40. Gábor Medvigy

Cinematographer | Dolina

Gábor Medvigy was born on May 18, 1957 in Budapest, Hungary. He is a cinematographer and actor, known for Dolina (2007), Temptations (2002) and After the Day Before (2004).

  • Damnation *
  • Satantango *

41. Ben Richardson

Cinematographer | Beasts of the Southern Wild

Ben Richardson is a cinematographer and producer, known for Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012), Wind River (2017) and Yellowstone (2018).

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild *
  • Wind River
  • 1922

42. Henri Decaë

Cinematographer | Le samouraï

Although Henri Decaë gained fame as a cinematographer, he actually entered the film industry as an editor and soundman. Serving as a cameraman in the French army during WW II, upon his release he began making documentaries and directing and photographing industrial and commercial films, then in ...

  • La Silence de la Mer
  • Bob le Flambeur
  • Elevator to the Gallows
  • Purple Noon
  • Le Samouraï **
  • Le Cercle Rouge *

43. Kazuo Miyagawa

Cinematographer | Yôjinbô

Kazuo Miyagawa was born on February 25, 1908 in Kyoto, Japan. He is known for his work on Yojimbo (1961), Rashomon (1950) and Brother (1960). He died on August 7, 1999 in Tokyo, Japan.

  • Rashomon *
  • Ugetsu *
  • Sansho the Bailiff *
  • Floating Weeds *

44. Jean Rabier

Camera_department | Les quatre cents coups

Began as an industrial artist before joining the film industry as a camera operator in 1948.

  • Cleo from 5 to 7
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg *
  • Le Boucher *

45. Otello Martelli

Cinematographer | La dolce vita

Leading Italian cinematographer who worked with most of the top directors in his country from Rosselini and Fellini to De Santis. Began as assistant cameraman in silent films at the age of fourteen. Was a newsreel cameraman for Instituto Luce before switching to feature films in the early 1930's.

  • Paisan *
  • Stromboli
  • I Vitelloni *
  • La Strada *
  • La Dolce Vita **



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