Shot in New Zealand

Shot in New Zealand - The Art and Craft of the Kiwi Cinematographer

Author: Duncan Petrie

Random House (NZ) - Copyright October 2007.
Hardback: - 185mm x 230mm - 336 pages - 158 illustrations
ISBN: 9781869417918; RRP: $35nz

Much of the visual impact of New Zealand films can be attributed directly to the cinematographer, the creative individual primarily responsible for the look of a film. The cinematographer is both an artist and a craftsman, combining a fine aesthetic sensibility and visual eye with a deep technical understanding of the properties of light, lenses, film stocks and processing. The contribution of the cinematographer to the visual representation of the nation is as significant as that of other visual artists such as painters and photographers. Drawing heavily on in-depth interviews with a dozen of this country's cinematographers, Shot in New Zealand profiles their careers and creative contribution to New Zealand cinema, charting their creative achievements, experiences working with local and international film-makers, and resourcefulness in dealing with often limited resources and the harsh New Zealand light.

Table of Contents

006 - Acknowledgements
008 - New Zealand cinematography
038 - Warrick 'Waka' Attewell
062 - James Bartle
082 - Alun Bollinger
114 - Graeme Cowley
136 - Stuart Dryburgh
162 - Donald Duncan
186 - Allen Guilford
212 - Kevin Hayward
236 - Murray Milne
256 - Leon Narbey
286 - Simon Raby
310 - John Toon
331 - Notes, image sources and select bibliography
333 - Index


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