An awesome article by Scott W. Smith

Screenwriting from Iowa

“I feel like I’m just getting started.”
Cinematographer Roger Deakins at age 61


Tonight Roger Deakins will be honored with the 2011 American Society of Cinematography Lifetime Achievement Award in Los Angeles. It must be odd to win such an award when you’re still in your prime. Nine times he has been nominated for an Oscar for his cinematography including this year for True Grit. Twice his ASC peers have given him top cinematography honors; The Shawshank Redemption and The Man Who Wasn’t There.

From time to time I just like take a detour from talking about screenwriting to show another side of the moviemaking process and today I’ve pulled ten quotes from Deakins taken from answers he’s given on the  forum on his website as well as a couple from an NPR Interview.

1) “To me if there’s an achievement to lighting and photography in a…

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