Recently, Roger Deakins received his first overdue Oscar award -- Best Cinematography -- for his camera and lighting work on Blade Runner 2049, and since there was no real interview with the cinematographer at the start of the film, it was a good opportunity to deliver it now. During a round-table discussion, the DoP recently chatted a little about the making of the film and emphasized that he hadn&t changed his way of working at all since he was making a digital film.
These two short, recently released interview clips are also very nice on the occasion of an award at the Maine International Film Festival -- why he prefers to work with only one camera on the set and if possible also leads it himself, he tells us for example, but also that he can´t really explain what exactly is meant by the term "cinematography". And as far as lighting is concerned, it is largely self-taught.
The following, unfortunately very hectic clip by Wolfcrow offers a look from the outside at the way Deakins approaches the picture design;
Much more contemplative is this clip, which gathers many great recordings of Roger Deakins (also from older productions):
That Deakins shot a lot of music videos at the beginning was at least new to us -- so finally a look at a very special example, Herbie Hancock´s Rockit, which was voted the best video at the Cannes Music Festival in 1985:
Roger Deakins nach der Oscars Preisverleihung (Troy Harvey / A.M.P.A.S.)