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Understanding the Cinematography of Néstor Almendros

I go through some of Néstor Almendros’ cinematography lighting and camera techniques to help you understand his unique style.

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.