Russell Boyd, ACS, ASC — ‘Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World’

This month Sean is privileged to speak to Mr. Russell Boyd, ACS, ASC; Oscar winner and cinematographer extraordinaire.

Mr. Boyd won the Oscar for cinematography in 2003 for his work on 'Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World,' but not before a distinguished and notable career shooting dozens of films including: 'Picnic at Hanging Rock,' 'Gallipoli,' 'Tender Mercies,' 'Crocodile Dundee,' 'White Men Can't Jump,' 'Forever Young,' 'Operation Dumbo Drop,' 'Tin Cup,' 'Liar Liar,' and 'American Outlaws' (just to name a few). Russell also has the distinction of having shot 6 of acclaimed director Peter Weir's films, including 'Master and Commander' and Weir's latest film, 'The Way Back.'

Russell discusses his long relationship with director Peter Weir, the challenges he faced shooting films like 'Master and Commander' and 'The Way Back,' the present digital revolution and, offers some very wise advice to young and aspiring cinematographers.

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