Conrad Hall Quotes


41 Conrad Hall quotes:



"Contrast is what makes photography interesting."
"It is also difficult to articulate the subtleties in cinema, because there aren't words or metaphors which describe many of the emotions you are attempting to evoke."
"My first semester, I got a D in creative writing."
"Photography is a very important part of my life."
"But at heart, I am more than a cinematographer."
"I suppose I would still be a communicator, maybe a musician."
"It took a while for me to grasp that my colleagues believe I have made an impact on the history of cinema."
"It was 100 feet of 16 mm black-and-white film of a car coming to a stop sign, and driving off. I had to decide how to frame and light it. It was magic. There was a sense of mystery."
"Manipulating shadows and tonality is like writing music or a poem."
"My peers say I have made a difference. That means more to me than winning an Oscar."
"The closer the source of light is to a subject, the broader the beams are."
"With today's fast films, you can light the way your eye sees the scene. You can abuse the film and create subtleties in contrast with light and exposure, diffusion and filters. That's what makes it an art."
"You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward."
"You have to understand the nature of light."
"Dad, wherever you are, you are gone but you will never be forgotten."
"I don't think of myself as a director or writer. I think of myself as a filmmaker."
"I knew exactly how I wanted it to play, but you are never sure until you watch the projected images reflect off the screen. That's when you know it worked."
"I saw Tequila Sunrise as a romantic picture with complex, bigger than life characters."
"It's important to know that if you are dealing with shadows."
"There is a kind of beauty in imperfection."



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