You know, so often I hear DP’s who want to showcase that they can do the ordinary shots really, really well. I come under the impression far more often that I love trying to do crazy/stupid/ridiculous shots, lighting techniques or camera moves for the sake of trying to better the story in ways I can’t fathom yet. Gregg Toland is one of my idols for this very reason. I am in no way shape or form saying that I am on any level that Toland is, but this man, pushed cinematography forward in so many ways. Cheers Gregg, wish I could have shaken your hand.

http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/art-in-many-forms/gregg-toland-cinematographer.html

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