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There are a lot of directors who are knowledgeable about images,
by Conrad Hall

There are a lot of directors who are knowledgeable about images,
and others who aren't.
- Conrad Hall

There is a kind of beauty in imperfection.
- Conrad Hall

Dad, wherever you are, you are gone but you will never be forgotten.
- Conrad Hall

I don't think of myself as a director or writer.
I think of myself as a filmmaker.
- Conrad Hall

 

That's why I like fast film.
It gives you more freedom to light more naturally.
- Conrad Hall

I think one of the reasons people quit is because they're
afraid they won't be able to get better and better;
that they have to come to a zenith of some kind.
- Conrad Hall

I suppose I would still be a communicator,
maybe a musician.
- Conrad Hall

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Every cinematographer I worked with had his own way of solving problems.
- Conrad Hall

Billions of people have seen and been influenced by
movies in the short history of this industry.
- Conrad Hall

The sun is the most parallel light source because it is so far away.
- Conrad Hall

Photography is a very important part of my life.
- Conrad Hall

You are always a student, never a master.
You have to keep moving forward.
- Conrad Hall

But at heart, I am more than a cinematographer.
- Conrad Hall

There are infinite shadings of light and shadows and colors...
it's an extraordinarily subtle language.
Figuring out how to speak that language is a lifetime job.
- Conrad Hall

Contrast is what makes photography interesting.
- Conrad Hall

Every once in a while, when the audience is expecting to see one thing,
you have to show them something else.
- Conrad Hall

I hope I'm still shooting when I'm 80.
- Conrad Hall

But you know you haven't done it all because you know
everything keeps evolving and changing;
and you know you can evolve with it if you grow and
develop as a human being.
- Conrad Hall

In aptitude tests, I scored highest in music.
- Conrad Hall

It took a while for me to grasp that my colleagues
believe I have made an impact on the history of cinema.
- Conrad Hall

I can still recall the thrill of shooting my first film.
- Conrad Hall

The closer the source of light is to a subject,
the broader the beams are.
- Conrad Hall

You have to understand the nature of light.
- Conrad Hall

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.
- Conrad Hall

It's important to know that if you are dealing with shadows.
- Conrad Hall

Cinematography is infinite in its possibilities...
much more so than music or language.
- Conrad Hall

Painting and writing are solitary arts.
- Conrad Hall

I saw Tequila Sunrise as a romantic picture with complex,
bigger than life characters.
- Conrad Hall

My peers say I have made a difference.
That means more to me than winning an Oscar.
- Conrad Hall

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.
- Conrad Hall

I realize that every picture isn't a work of art.
- Conrad Hall

I was very happy sitting alone at a dining room table,
writing a script.
- Conrad Hall

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.
- Conrad Hall

Manipulating shadows and tonality is like writing music or a poem.
- Conrad Hall

My first semester, I got a D in creative writing.
- Conrad Hall

I want to tell a story and shape it all the way through to the end.
- Conrad Hall

The audience has to understand that if the film is
going to have any meaning for them.
If they are going to empathize with the characters,
they have to visualize the process of concentration
involved in making every move.
- Conrad Hall

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.
- Conrad Hall

Choose! If it's worth doing, do it today.
If it's not worth doing today, save yourself a lot
of worry and regret by choosing to permanently
erase it from your to-do list.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage
to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago?
Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy
on account of most of them?
Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?
- Dale Carnegie

When was the last time you took
a different route to work ... just because?
Consider shaking up your life a little (or a lot) ...
for no reason, except to do it.
Let your life be an adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Instead of comparing our lot with that
of those who are more fortunate than we are,
we should compare it with the lot
of the great majority of our fellow men.
It then appears that we are among the privileged.
- Helen Keller

My definition of success is to live your life in a way
that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain -
and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel
a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
- Tony Robbins

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
- John Lennon

The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned.
When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Love interrupts, if you like,
the consequences of your actions,
which in my case is very good news indeed,
because I've done a lot of stupid stuff.
- Bono

Time goes by a lot slower when you miss the one you love.
- Anonymous

You can observe a lot by just watching.
- Yogi Berra

Just remember, after they foreclose on your mortgage,
you get a lot more sunshine in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I'm by no means condemning prescription medicine for mental health.
I've seen it save a lot of people's lives.
- Zach Braff

There's a lot of people in this world who spend so
much time watching their health that they haven't the time to enjoy it.
- Josh Billings

A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing.
- Joey Adams

Getting married is a lot like getting into a tub of hot water.
After you get used to it, it ain't so hot.
- Minnie Pearl

In order to be happy with a man,
you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot
and not try to understand her at all.
- Helen Rowland

You can make a lot of money in this game.
Just ask my ex-wives.
Both of them are so rich that neither of their husbands work.
- Lee Trevino

If I could only have one type of food with me,
I would bring soy sauce.
The reason being that if I have soy sauce,
I can flavor a lot of things.
- Martin Yan

For a lot of people, the weekly paycheck is 'take-home
pay' because home is the only place they can afford to go with it.
- Charles A. Jaffe

If people are good only because they
fear punishment, and hope for reward,
then we are a sorry lot indeed.
- Albert Einstein

Building technical systems involves a lot of hard work
and specialized knowledge:
languages and protocols,
coding and debugging, testing and refactoring.
- Jesse James Garrett

I've had two proposals since I've been a widow.
I am a wonderful catch, you know.
I have a lot of money.
- Ruth Rendell

I grew up in a big family with a lot of kids around,
and I definitely want to have children as well.
- Heidi Klum

There's a lot of music that sounds like it's literally computer-generated,
totally divorced from a guy sitting down at an instrument.
- Aimee Mann

Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot
of money even to be defeated.
- Will Rogers

A lot of people like snow.
I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.
- Carl Reiner

I'm a '70s mom, and my daughter is a '90s mom.
I know a lot of women my age who are real computer freaks.
- Florence Henderson

Our natures are a lot like oil, mix us with anything else,
and we strive to swim on top.
- Joan Rivers

A fool and his money get a lot of publicity.
- Al Bernstein


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