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"Cinematography is no about creating beautiful shut, it is about creating film" 

Film-maker’s eye has earned Deakins 15 Oscar nominations (and two Oscars) in celebrated work with the Coen brothers, Sam Mendes , Denis Villeneuve and others.

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 (1990). He began his collaboration with the Coen brothers in 1991 on the film Barton Fink. He received his first major award from the American Society of Cinematographers for his outstanding achievement in cinematography for the internationally praised major motion picture The Shawshank Redemption (1994).

He is known for his work in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007), No Country for Old Men (2007), True Grit (2010), Skyfall (2012), Sicario (2015), and Blade Runner 2049 (2017).
Deakins also worked as one of the visual consultants for Pixar's animated feature WALL-E.

Roger Deakins won an Oscar for best cinematographer for his work in Blade Runner 2049 and 1917 (2019)
"Create sense of reality with light"

On a train returning from a day of shooting for The Reader, Germany, 2007. Photograph: Roger A Deakins

Roger Deakins, Teignmouth Dog Jumping (2000). © Roger A. Deakins.

1. Cinematography is not about creating beautiful shots.
2. It's not about the technology.
3. Have a REASON to move the camera.
4. Have a style that suits the project.
5. Create a sense of reality with the light.
6. PLAN as much as you can but be ready to ADAPT.
7. Think about how you want the audience to feel.
8. Consider why and where you're placing the camera.

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