Shooting Time is a collection of conversations with directors of photography (DP) from all over the world, who talk about their profession in the era of transition from analog to digital cinema. The conversations center around two main areas: film language and digital revolution.
How does each DP employ his own visual style or ‘film language’? And in addition, how do the DP’s relate to the cinematography of previous decades? Who were their pre-eminent influences? As regards the turn to digital, do the new tools transform the profession of DP’s? For better or for worse? Moreover, do the hypermodern cameras affect the language and visual outlook of the cinema? If so, how?
Cinematographers in conversation are Luciano Tovoli, Vilmos Zsigmond, Anton van Munster, Robby Müller, Dante Spinotti, Christian Berger, Slawomir Idziak, Frederick Elmes, Walther van den Ende, Edward Lachman, Roger Deakins, Maryse Alberti, Bruno Delbonnel, Pieter Vermeer, Benoît Debie, Melle van Essen, Nicolas Provost, Alexis Zabe and Mátyás Erdély.
The conversations are preceded by four articles: on the history of film styles; on shooting a documentary; on the importance of being digital savvy, and the fourth advocates the enduring relevance of celluloid.
The publication is an initiative of the NSC (Netherlands Society of Cinematographers), it was created by film-makers for film aficionados.