This morning I heard the sad news that cinematographer and director Nicolas Roeg died yesterday; he was 90.
See! Don't Look Now (director - 1973)
See! The Masque of the Red Death (cinematographer - 1964)
There are many more, needless to say, but those examples exemplify the two crafts.
This made me respect the man even more: Roeg couldn’t understand how someone could become a director without first working as a cinematographer.
“I shoot a lot of stuff. I think that’s probably come from not having gone to film school. Things work themselves out. You’ve lost the showmanship thing, the fairground barker, come-see-what’s-inside aspect of filmmaking when you try to plan everything for the audience.”