Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of...
Fincher's precise use of camera movement to match character movement creates a heightened level of intimacy.
I met Isidore during a workshop at Brooks Institute of Photography. He is a very encouraging mentor to those hoping to participate in the cinemagraphic arts.
To our knowledge, cinematographer Isidore Mankofsky may have been involved in more academic films than any other individual in his profession. His work for Encyclopaedia Britannica was inventive, and, more than occasionally, extraordinary (note the gargantuan human hand on the beach in 'Beach: River of Sand'). After his career in academic film, he went on to a brilliant career in feature films ('Somewhere in Time'). Below, you'll find his biography and extensive academic filmography.
FIREFLY actually did that first (Zoom in, zoom out, adjust focus, etc. on space ships), same FX company behind it, though (Zoic Studios). Maybe it was actually Joss Whedon's idea, dunno.
This cinematographer gave a talk to my class at Brooks.