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William C. Thompson (30 March 1889 in Bound Brook, New Jersey – 22 October 1963 in Los Angeles) was an American cinematographer.
He started his career in the 1910s and is best remembered today as the cinematographer of many of the films of Ed Wood, including Glen or Glenda (1953) and Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959). Other films he worked on include Maniac (1934), Journey to Freedom (1957), and The Astounding She-Monster (1957).
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The Academy Award for Best Cinematography is an Academy Award awarded each year to a cinematographer for work on one particular motion picture.
William H. Daniels, A.S.C. was a film cinematographer who was Greta Garbo's personal lensman. Early in his career he worked regularly with director Erich von Stroheim.
Wong Tung Jim, A.S.C., known professionally as James Wong Howe (Houghto), was a Chinese-born American cinematographer who worked on over 130 films. During the 1930s and 1940s, he was one of the most sought after cinematographers in Hollywood due to his innovative filming techniques. Howe was known as a master of the use of shadow and one of the first to use deep-focus cinematography, in which both foreground and distant planes remain in focus.
Frederick A. YoungOBE, BSC was a British cinematographer. He is probably best known for his work on David Lean's films Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965) and Ryan's Daughter (1970), all three of which won him Academy Awards for Best Cinematography. He was often credited as F. A. Young.
Joseph Ruttenberg, A.S.C. was a Russian-born American photojournalist and cinematographer.
Arthur Edeson, A.S.C. was a film cinematographer, born in New York City. His career ran from the formative years of the film industry in New York, through the silent era in Hollywood, and the sound era there in the 1930s and 1940s. His work included many landmarks in film history, including The Thief of Bagdad (1924), Frankenstein (1931), The Maltese Falcon (1941), and Casablanca (1942).
Karl W. Freund, A.S.C. was an Austrian cinematographer and film director best known for photographing Metropolis (1927), Dracula (1931), and television's I Love Lucy (1951-1957). Freund was an innovator in the field of cinematography and is credited with the invention of the unchained camera technique.
Charles Bryant Lang Jr., A.S.C. was an American cinematographer.
Otto Heller, B.S.C. was a Czech cinematographer long resident in the United Kingdom. He worked on more than 250 films, including Richard III (1955), The Ladykillers (1955) or Peeping Tom (1960).
Hal Mohr, A.S.C. was a famed movie cinematographer. He is known for his Oscar-winning work on the 1935 film, A Midsummer Night's Dream. He was awarded another Oscar for his work on The Phantom of the Opera in 1943, and received a nomination for The Four Poster in 1952.
Ray Rennahan, A.S.C. was a motion picture cinematographer.
Joseph H. August, A.S.C. was an American cinematographer and co-founder of the American Society of Cinematographers.
William Philip Gislingham was a British music hall musician and acrobat and, using the name W. P. Kellino, film director.he founded Twickenham Studios. He was the father of the cinematographer Roy Kellino.
Charles G. Clarke ASC an American cinematographer who worked in Hollywood for over 40 years and was treasurer and president of the American Society of Cinematographers.
Bruno Mondi was a German cameraman and director of photography.
Benjamin Harrison Kline was an American cinematographer and film director. He was the father of Richard H. Kline.
Franz Weihmayr was a German cinematographer who worked on over 80 films between 1924 and 1964. He was one of the leading German cinematographers of the Nazi era, working on a number of Zarah Leander films and the 1935 propaganda documentary Triumph of the Will. His marriage to Ada Tschechowa ended in divorce. After the Second World War, Weihmayr worked in West German cinema, including rubble films such as Love '47.
Carlo Montuori was an Italian cinematographer and cameraman.
Robert Kurrle, also known as Robert B. Kurrle, was an American cinematographer during the silent and early talking film eras. Prior to entering the film industry, he was already experimenting with aerial photography. Considered a very prominent cinematographer, even his early work received notice and praise from both critics and other industry professionals. The advent of sound film did not abate his continued rise, and he became the top director of photography at Warner Brothers by 1932.
George Robinson (1890–1958) was an American cinematographer. At the beginning of his career he acted in several short films before switching to work behind the camera. He was employed by Vitagraph and later by Universal Pictures.