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Understanding the Cinematography of Roger Deakins

A quick look at the cinematography techniques and style of Roger Deakins.

It should come as no surprise that Roger Deakins is one of the most loved and respected cinematographers ever.

In this video and article, I go through some of his cinematography lighting and camera techniques to help you understand his unique style. Just to be clear: Roger Deakins changes his style to suit the movies he shoots, and he’s probably forgotten more tricks than I’ll ever know. 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, the best place to learn about his lighting techniques is to visit his official site, where you can sign up and be part of a free forum. Ask him!