director of photography

noun phrase

: the person who is in charge of filming for a movie

Examples of director of photography in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In February, Kathy Ryan, the magazine’s director of photography, and Shannon Simon, a photo editor, pitched an idea for a photo essay documenting the final working days of Americans. Josh Ocampo, New York Times, 16 May 2024 So the Australian director of photography developed a plan to keep his collaboration with Villeneuve as unadulterated as possible. Brian Davids, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 May 2024 With a rich background as a director of photography and cinematographer, Beristáin has collaborated with renowned filmmakers such as Guillermo del Toro, Derek Marman, David Mamet, and David Ayer. Jamie Lang, Variety, 19 Apr. 2024 But director of photography Robert Elswit, who collaborated with Paul Thomas Anderson on There Will Be Blood and Inherent Vice, earns the limited palate. Judy Berman, TIME, 4 Apr. 2024 Returning crew includes Garry Phillips as director of photography, Nick McCallum as production designer, Julie Forster as consulting line producer, Greg Apps as casting director, Sheila Lind as production account and Tess Natoli as hair and make-up designer. Patrick Frater, Variety, 4 Apr. 2024 That patience is also obvious in how Zaillian and Oscar-winning director of photography Robert Elswit (There Will Be Blood) shoot the series in crisp, gorgeous, black-and-white. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 4 Apr. 2024 Other crew include director of photography Todd Martin and editor Yuval Orr (Strangers, Skin). Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Feb. 2024 On one hand, they are gorgeously shot by director of photography Scott Duncan. Dalton Ross,, 5 Oct. 2023

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“Director of photography.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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