Blame the #Catholics!...and a bunch of others. First used in funeral ceremonies, the four note sequence is often referred to as "Dies irae” (Latin for “Day of Wrath”).
"In this video, I compare the dynamic range of film to digital. I shoot 10 stops overexposed and 10 stops underexposed to see how far away from proper exposur..."
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.