Celebrating his 64th birthday today, Roger Deakins is one of Hollywood’s most acclaimed cinematographers. Perhaps best known for his relationship with Joel and Ethan Coen, working steadily with the duo since 1991′s Barton Fink, he recently reteamed with Sam Mendes, shooting his biggest film yet, Skyfall. For today’s occasion we are highlighting an excellent 35-minute conversation the director of photography was recently a part of, diving into his use of the digital camera, ARRI Alexa.
While he first experimented with digital shooting for Andrew Niccol‘s In Time, this conversation was conducted just before his James Bond film hit theaters (the primary reason he didn’t shoot Coens’ Inside Llewyn Davis). Check out the discussion below and look for his next work this September with Denis Villeneuve‘s drama Prisoners – and perhaps the 11th time is finally the charm for his deserved Oscar recognition.
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