Roger Deakins Quotes

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Roger Deakins Quotes

Partly why I love to operate is that I love to watch an actor within a shot. When you watch a shot, and you know that everythings come together, I feel Im the first person watching it. I always get pleasure out of that.
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I don't approach films purely in context of genre.

— Roger Deakins

I feel every shot, every camera move, every frame, and the way you frame something and the choice of lens, I see all those things are really important on every shot.

— Roger Deakins

I've always been a fan of Westerns, but my favorite kind of Westerns mostly were Sam Peckinpah's Westerns, and they mainly took place in the West that was changing.

— Roger Deakins

When you move the camera, or you do a shot like the crane down (in Shawshank) with them standing on the edge of the roof, then it's got to mean something. You've got to know why you're doing it; it's got to be for a reason within the story, and to further the story.

— Roger Deakins

Someone said to me, early on in film school if you can photograph the human face you can photograph anything, because that is the most difficult and most interesting thing to photograph.

— Roger Deakins

Partly why I love to operate is that I love to watch an actor within a shot. When you watch a shot, and you know that everything's come together, I feel I'm the first person watching it. I always get pleasure out of that.

— Roger Deakins

I never really considered film as a career, but I knew I didn't want to be a builder. So I went to art college, and it just gradually happened.

— Roger Deakins

When I first started, I saw myself shooting documentaries or making documentaries, which is what I did, mostly, for a number of years. So it was quite a surprise how I found myself shooting features. It was like my wildest dreams as a kid collided.

— Roger Deakins

Maybe that sounds a bit pretentious, but I think life experience is always more important than technical knowledge.

— Roger Deakins

The balance of the frame - the way an actor is relating to the space in the frame - is the most important factor in helping the audience feel what the character is thinking.

— Roger Deakins

I am not a fan of having too much gear.

— Roger Deakins

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