Water offered major challenges, rewards for cinematographers

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today looks at the latest in cinematography, led by this year’s water-based challenges.

The horror of a monster tsunami. The terror of being adrift in a
lifeboat in the limitless ocean with only a ferocious tiger for company.
The pressures facing a 6-year-old girl living in a waterlogged
Louisiana town. The overwhelming majesty of the planet’s natural
wonders, dwarfing its inhabitants. These images of unbridled nature and,
most of all, the elemental, destructive power of water, dominated,
respectively, “The Impossible,” “Life of Pi,” “Beasts of the Southern
Wild” and “Samsara” and their tales of the indomitable human spirit. …

Read the rest of the story here, then check out these spotlights on Masanobu Takayanagi of “Silver Linings Playbook,” Seamus McGarvey of “Anna Karenina,” Janusz Kaminski of “Lincoln,” Mihai Malaimare Jr. of “The Master” and Robert Richardson of “Django Unchained.”

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