Light and Shadow: Greatest Cinematographers of the World interviewed.

What is great filmmaking? In Light and Shadow. legendary cinematographers share their personal perspectives on what they do and what it means to them.

Lighting is one of the most beautiful things in the world. Mastering it is one the hardest. Learning how to harness available and natural light, knowing how to replicate it and create a whole new world, is an inspiring art.

Light & Shadow discusses what is at the heart of great filmmaking and in the hearts of great filmmakers.  In Light and Shadow, legendary cinematographers share their personal perspectives on what they do and what it means to them.

Emmy Award winning in two categories by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) in 2013  –
• Outstanding Achievement for Informational / Instructional Programming: Steve Weiss, Jens Bogehegn, Scott Lynch, Producers.
• Outstanding Crafts Achievement Off-Air: Director Steve Weiss

This was definitely a passion project me.  We started interviewing Cinematographers 18 months ago.  We decided not to ask the obvious questions, but more to try to find the passion and inspiration we all have for film, cinematography and creativity itself.  We wanted our cinematographers to offer advice to aspiring cinematographer–real advice, not just how to light and shoot.  It started as an idea I had 2011 (the interviews) and was incorporated into Revenge of the Great Camera Shootout 2012 but actually went on long after the 2012 Shootout aired.  We continued shooting interviews and simultaneously worked on the edit of Light and Shadow.  

This is not an educational film, although you can learn a lot if listen.  It’s more of an inspirational piece that I hope will motivate people to get out and shoot, improve their craft and see how others before them made it to the top of their field. 

I have to say both Jens (my DP) and I learned a ton just asking these questions and listening to what they industry legends had to say.  It was truly a privilege to be given access and I’m sure we will become better filmmakers from this opportunity. We hope you will too. — Steve Weiss, producer/director Light & Shadow


Roberto Schaefer ASC AIC Cinematographer
Steven Fierberg ASC Cinematographer
Elliot Rosenblatt Producer
Bob Primes ASC Cinematographer
Peter James ASC ACS Cinematographer
Janusz Kaminski Cinematographer
Bruce Logan ASC Cinematographer
Haskell Wexler ASC Cinematographer
Vilmos Zsigmond ASC Cinematographer
Richard Crudo ASC Cinematographer
Philip Bloom Cinematographer
Polly Morgan Cinematographer
Conrad Hall ASC Cinematographer
Frederic Goodich ASC Cinematographer
Stephen Goldblatt ASC BSC Cinematographer
Ryan Walters Cinematographer
Den Lennie Cinematographer
Michael Negrin ASC Cinematographer
Nancy Schreider ASC Cinematographer
Francis Kenny ASC Cinematographer
Stephen Lighthill ASC Cinematographer
Michael Koerbel Cinematographer
Daryn Okada ASC Cinematographer
Victor Kemper ASC Cinematographer
Mick Jones Cinematographer
Ron Garcia ASC Cinematographer
Rodney Charters ASC CSC Cinematographer
Russell Boyd ACS ASC Cinematographer
Isidore Mankofsky ASC Cinematographer
Colt Seman Cinematographer
Gordon Willis ASC Cinematographer
Roger Deakins ASC BSC Cinematographer
Vittorio Storaro ASC AIC Cinematographer
Alan Thatcher Cinematographer

Production Team:
Directed by: Steve Weiss
Produced by: Jens Bogehegn, Scott Lynch, and Steve Weiss
Executive Producer: Eric Kessler
Co-Producer: Josh Fisch

Cinematography by: Jens Bogehegn and Mick Jones
B-Roll Cinematography: Philip Bloom and Chase Kubasiak

Graphic Design: Chris Voelz
Graphic Assistant: Chase Kubasiak

Film Editing by: Scott Lynch, Daniel Skubal and Chris Voelz

Presented by: Zacuto Films and Kessler




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