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The film won best documentary awards from the New York Film Critics and the National Society of Film Critics, according to the 4 Mar 1994 DV. It played theatrically in several Los Angeles, CA, theaters over consecutive weeks for more than a year, and grossed nearly $1 million during its theatrical release.
       End credits contain the following acknowledgements: "The American Film Institute gratefully acknowledges the participation of The American Society of Cinematographers, William A. Fraker, President"; "American Society of Cinematographers Education Committee: Woody Omens, chairman; John Bailey, co-chairman; Allen Daviau, co-chairman; Stephen H. Burum; Linwood G. Dunn; John Hora; Philip Lathrop; Richard L. Rawlings; Roy Wagner"; "The American Film Institute extends special thanks to the following individuals for their participation in this project: Dean R. Cundy, ASC; Linwood G. Dunn, ASC; Richard Edlund, ASC; Jordan Cronenweth, ASC; Richard Kline, ASC; Hans F. Koenkamp, ASC; Fred J. Koenkamp, ASC; Akira Kurosawa; George Lucas; Kris Malkewicz; Charles Minsky; Fred Murphy; Bill Pope; Steven B. Poster, ASC; Nancy Schreiber; John Seale, ASC; Steven Spielberg"; "Very Special thanks to Mikael Salomon, ASC"; "The American Film Institute gratefully acknowledges the generous support of: AME; Big Time Picture Company, Inc.; Chace Productions; Cinema Research Corporation; Club Theatre Network; Consolidated Film Industries; Crest National Film & Videotape; Deluxe Laboratory; Film Technology; Foto-Kem Industries; Marks Communications, Inc.; Post Modern Film & Video; Sony Corporation of America; Technicolor, Los Angeles; Woodholly Productions; and Automated Studio Lighting; Birns & Sawyer; Expendable Supply Store; Bono Film & Video Services; Cartoon Colour; Carter Sexton; Christy's Editorial Supply Store; Conrad Film Duplicating, Inc.; Decoupage; Film Processing Corporation; John E. Allen Lab; Hal Dennis Productions; HD CG; Hollywood Rentals; ... More Less

The film won best documentary awards from the New York Film Critics and the National Society of Film Critics, according to the 4 Mar 1994 DV. It played theatrically in several Los Angeles, CA, theaters over consecutive weeks for more than a year, and grossed nearly $1 million during its theatrical release.
       End credits contain the following acknowledgements: "The American Film Institute gratefully acknowledges the participation of The American Society of Cinematographers, William A. Fraker, President"; "American Society of Cinematographers Education Committee: Woody Omens, chairman; John Bailey, co-chairman; Allen Daviau, co-chairman; Stephen H. Burum; Linwood G. Dunn; John Hora; Philip Lathrop; Richard L. Rawlings; Roy Wagner"; "The American Film Institute extends special thanks to the following individuals for their participation in this project: Dean R. Cundy, ASC; Linwood G. Dunn, ASC; Richard Edlund, ASC; Jordan Cronenweth, ASC; Richard Kline, ASC; Hans F. Koenkamp, ASC; Fred J. Koenkamp, ASC; Akira Kurosawa; George Lucas; Kris Malkewicz; Charles Minsky; Fred Murphy; Bill Pope; Steven B. Poster, ASC; Nancy Schreiber; John Seale, ASC; Steven Spielberg"; "Very Special thanks to Mikael Salomon, ASC"; "The American Film Institute gratefully acknowledges the generous support of: AME; Big Time Picture Company, Inc.; Chace Productions; Cinema Research Corporation; Club Theatre Network; Consolidated Film Industries; Crest National Film & Videotape; Deluxe Laboratory; Film Technology; Foto-Kem Industries; Marks Communications, Inc.; Post Modern Film & Video; Sony Corporation of America; Technicolor, Los Angeles; Woodholly Productions; and Automated Studio Lighting; Birns & Sawyer; Expendable Supply Store; Bono Film & Video Services; Cartoon Colour; Carter Sexton; Christy's Editorial Supply Store; Conrad Film Duplicating, Inc.; Decoupage; Film Processing Corporation; John E. Allen Lab; Hal Dennis Productions; HD CG; Hollywood Rentals; Hoffman Video Systems; Hotel Bel-Air; Kekuewa Lighting and Grip Works; Liberty Truck Rental; Mole-Richardson Company; Modern Video & Film; Panavision; Paramount Pictures Corporation; Sound Transcription Services; Sunset Marquis Hotel; Twentieth Century Props; TCM Labs; West Indigo, Inc. SONY Video Institute of Applied Video Technology"; "For the use of film sequences and photographs the American Film Institute is grateful to: ABC Distribution Company; American Zoetrope; Archive Films; Broadway Video; Castle Hill Productions, Inc.; Columbia Pictures; Dino De Laurentiis Comm.; First Run Features; George Eastman House; Hemdale Fil Corporation; Killiam Shows; Kino International; MGM-Pathe; Miramax Films; Motion Picture Holdings Inc.; Paramount Pictures; Parafrance; Petrified Films; Republic Pictures; Lee Sievan Photo Archives; Shields Archive; Tri-Star Pictures; Turner Entertainment; 20th Century Fox; UCLA Film & Video Foundation; Warner Bros.; Saul Zaentz"; "For their support and assistance the American Film Institute would like to thank: John Allen, Sasha Alpert; Ed Armstrong; Jim Biederman; Pascal Borno; Diana Brown; Ken Calloway; Suzanne Cannon; Sue Carnan; Cindy Coppage; Rick DeCroix; Fiona Dorst; Michael Dragotto; Tom Ellington; Tom Eulberg; Harry K. Evans; Herb Farmer; John Galt; Ernie Goodman; Bernard Gordon; Ron Hayden; Howard Hays; Robert Heiber; Rebecca Herrara; Charles Higham; Charles Hopkins; Chris Horvac; George Hutchison; Takashi Isshiki; Ron Jarvis; Bob Johnson; Bob Keeler; Marsha Kekuewa; Mel Kekuewa; Jerry Kaminski; Terry Kaminsky; Susan Klos; Alex Kogan; Bruce Lawton; Bill Lindholm; Leonard Maltin; Harry Marks; Victor Marmom; Ralph Martin; Larrty McCallister; Michael Minkow; Stan Moger; Patrick Montgomery; Sam Moore; Parviz Nafari; Kevin M. O'Neill; Ushio Otsuyama; Deanna Peterson; Joan Pierce; Eddie Richmond; John Rogers; Bob Rosen; Terry Ryan; Mark Saltzman; Ralph Sargent; Michael Saxton; Orv Schanzer; Laurel Schulman; David Shepard; Millie Sherman; Barbara Singer; Judith Singer; Garrett Smith; David Smoot; Ron Stein; Bud Stone; Ed Strapen; Jim Tanenbaum, C.A.S.; Debbie Trutnik; George Wagner; Robert Wagner; Les Waffen, Dick West; Seymour Wishman; Wendy Williams; Michael Yakaitis; Paul Zeust"; "The American Film Institute thanks the following staff members who were particularly significant to this project's realization: Andrea Alsberg; Alan Braun; David Chadderon; Caron Craydman; Nicholas DeMartino; Joe Dunn; Christopher Eke; Ron Estrada; April Gates; James Hindman; Pat Hodges; Gladys Irvis; Lou Ellen Kramer; Josette Labrador; Emily Laskin; John LeGrande; Gregory Lukow; Stephen Luksic; Sam Moa; Tess Martin; Ron McRae; Rod Merl; Jess Musquiz; Robert Myrtle; Zareh Orshanian; Walter Powdrell; Steve Roulier; Frank Saffold; Mischa Schutt; Karen Smith; Tony Tong; Mike Travis; Doris Valesquez; Linda Vitale; Marek Wojs; Kimberly Wright; Raymond Yu." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
4 Mar 1994.
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Los Angeles Times
21 Feb 1993
p. 22.
New York Times
2 Apr 1993
p. 10.
Variety
1 Jun 1992
p. 67.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
PRODUCERS
Co-prod
Assoc prod
Exec prod
Exec prod
Assoc exec prod for NHK
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Additional photog
Additional photog
Additional photog
Additional photog
Additional photog
HDTV supv
Video op
Video op
Video op
Video op
Video op
Video op
Video op HDTV
Gaffer
Gaffer
Gaffer
Photog
FILM EDITORS
Asst ed
Asst ed
Asst ed
Asst ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dressing
MUSIC
Mus clearance
VISUAL EFFECTS
Titles and opticals
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod coord
Dir of research
HDTV truck driver/utility
Asst to exec prod for AFI
Asst to exec prod for NHK
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
COLOR PERSONNEL
DETAILS
Release Date:
24 February 1993
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles opening: 24 February 1993
New York opening: 2 April 1993
Copyright Claimant:
American Film Institute and NHK, Japan Broadcasting Corporation
Copyright Date:
27 August 1993
Copyright Number:
PA646567
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Black and White
gauge
35mm, HDTV and other formats blown up to 35mm
Duration(in mins):
90
Length(in feet):
8,266
Countries:
Japan, United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

The art and craft of cinematography is explored through comments from leading practitioners of the art accompanied by illustrative film ... +


The art and craft of cinematography is explored through comments from leading practitioners of the art accompanied by illustrative film clips. +

GENRE
Genre:


Subject
Subject (Major):

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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