Q&A (6 replies and 2 comments)
It was great to speak with you today at the BSC. A question I didn't get to ask in the Q&A and forgot to ask you in person because I was too busy showing you examples of where I had ripped you off... *sigh*
I've seen you speak about how it doesn't matter if it's shot on film or digitally, and that you'd shoot on an Iphone if required, so I'm curious in what won't you do? In other words, what would you consider to be a 'cardinal sin' as a cinematographer?
Can you download some photos, let’s all get an eyeful.
Well I guess there's no point in hiding it now...
This was 'inspired' by the true grit courtroom.
This from 'The man who wasn't there'
and this from '2049'
I would say that a "cardinal sin" as a cinematographer would be copying someone else's work (this is acceptable in your case), in other words having no vision of your own.
Of course, there is the oft-quoted aphorism: "Good artists copy; great artists steal."
Though thought provoking, I think this quote has merit to an extent. I think every artist has drawn inspiration from other works of art, but in order for an artform to evolve there needs to be something groundbreaking, something that can only come from one person's imagination.
Instances of this includes 2001, star wars, the good the bad and the ugly, bladerunner, etc. All the greats bring something uniquely theirs to an artform.