Who is the cinematographer? (1 reply)
A general question... who do you think should be credited as the cinematographer for Phantom Thread? Paul Anderson, the writer and director (and very competent film maker), the gaffer or the cameraman? Does it have to be one person? I think that in this case it is both the the director and gaffer. The director for instructing the camera man and the gaffer for lighting.
PTA says it was a 'collaborative effort'. It's worth noting that his long-time gaffer Michael Bauman was upgraded to Lighting Cameraman for the film and his long-time Camera Operator Colin Anderson was also on the film.