A chat with a Master


Amanda Yeoh corners renowned cinematographer Christopher Doyle after a three-hour master class at Roughcut to chat about movies, colour and working with Wong Kar Wai.

At Roughcut, when Australian cinematographer Christopher Doyle played us the clip he shot of the Iguazu Falls, it was overwhelming to see how sublime the world’s second largest waterfalls were. From an aerial view, the Iguazu Falls appeared as textured blue fuzz, with water gushing into the depths of the ravine as a soft blue mist began to muffle the screen.

As effortless as the shot may seem to be, Doyle had to get the helicopter he was shooting from to tilt sideways as it encircled the waterfalls from a height in the air. “The extent I go to for my art…” Doyle muses.

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