Understanding the Cinematography of Néstor Almendros

Néstor Almendros is one of the most influential cinematographers to modern cinematographers, even though he passed away in 1992. In this video I go through some of his cinematography lighting and camera techniques to help you understand his unique style.

Just to be clear: Néstor Almendros changed his style to suit the movies he shot. The goal of this video and article is to drum up enthusiasm and a yearning to learn more.

Warning: I do not claim this knowledge is 100% accurate. Just think of it as an endorsement of his work. If you want accuracy, look someplace else.

Here’s the video illuminating the cinematography style of Néstor Almendros:

I hope you’ve found this video useful. If I’ve stoked your interest in Néstor Almendros’ work, please watch the movies he shot and check out his book, A Man with a Camera.


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