Thursday, January 15, 2009

Top Shots of 2008

Kristopher Tapley of In Contention has written an excellent article about his top ten favourite shots of the year. What is unique about this particular article, is that Tapley has actually gotten the cinematographers themselves to provide blurbs about each shot in question. He has some fantastic little snippets of information from a nice mix of cinematographers, some of which include Roger Deakins, Wally Pfister, and Claudio Miranda.

Tapley then goes on to include some of his own opinions and why he chose a particular shot. Many of the shots he has chosen are beautiful and well captured, but I think that the meaning behind each and every one of them grows exponentially when it is described by the cinematographer that shot it.

So without further ado, here is Part One and Part Two of "The Top 10 Shots of 2008". If you've read the article, and want some more cinematography goodness, check out Part One and Part Two of "The Top 10 Shots of 2007".

Sidenote: As you can see, I've filled this post with some of my favourite shots of the year (that aren't included on Tapley's list) and so now I'm wondering... what were your favourite shots of 2008?


[Source In Contention]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hells yes for Let the Right One In at no. 1. One of the best movies of the year.