1. 10

    Ten properties of an object, according to Leonardo: light and dark, color and substance, form and position, distance and nearness, movement and stillness.

    23
  2. 9

    Two types of films: those that employ the resources of the theater (actors, direction, etc...) and use the camera in order to reproduce; those that employ the resources of cinematography and use the camera to create

    29
  3. 8

    The future of cinematography belongs to a new race of young solitaries who will shoot films by putting their last penny into it and not let themselves be taken in by the material routines of the trade.

    29
  4. 7

    When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best - that is inspiration.

    35
  5. 6

    When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best -- that is inspiration.

    41
  6. 5

    Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.

    50
  7. 4

    My movie is born first in my head, dies on paper; is resuscitated by the living persons and real objects I use, which are killed on film but, placed in a certain order and projected on to a screen, come to life again like flowers in water.

    54
  8. 3

    In the NUDE, all that is not beautiful is obscene.

    64
  9. 2

    Cinematography, a military art. Prepare a film like a battle.

    71
  10. 1

    Cinematography is a writing with images in mouvement and with sounds.

    75
  11. Last Update: 4 October 2022

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