Meet the Creative: Special Interview with Vittorio Storaro on colour

FilmLight talked to legendary cinematographer Vittorio Storaro in Los Angeles this summer. He had just completed work on Café Society with director Woody Allen. It was Allen’s first taste of digital shooting.


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Considered one of the most influential cinematographers in history, Vittorio Storaro, a maestro of film lighting and colour embarked on his first digital feature when he worked on Woody Allen’s Cafe Society.

A recipient of three Oscars for his cinematography work on Apocalypse Now, Reds and The Last Emperor, Storaro, according to an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, has been examining digital for a long time since 1983, but it was only now that he worked on his first digital film. He related in the same interview that lighting remains important in digital capture as it was in film, and there is a need “to find a balance of technology and art.” He discussed the process of colour grading the film digitally for Cafe Society in an interview with FilmLight.



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