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Anthony Dod Mantle

Anthony Dod Mantle, DFF, BSC, ASC (born 14 April 1955) is a British cinematographer and still photographer. He won the Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography for Slumdog Millionaire (2008). Other accolades include two Bodil Awards, two European Film Awards, and four Robert Awards.

Anthony Dod Mantle
Anthony Dod Mantle photograph by Linh Chameleon (cropped).jpg
Born (1955-04-14) 14 April 1955 (age 64)
ResidenceCopenhagen, Denmark
NationalityBritish
Alma materNational Film School of Denmark
OccupationCinematographer
Years active1990–present
WebsiteOfficial website

Dod Mantle is considered a pioneer of digital filmmaking through his collaborations with directors Lars von Trier, Thomas Vinterberg and Danny Boyle, where he popularized the use of "action-style" handheld cameras over traditional, stationary 35mm rigs.[1] A veteran of Dogme 95, he is heavily influenced by the cinema verite film movement.[2] He is a member of the British, Danish, and American Society of Cinematographers, and resides in Copenhagen.[3]

CareerEdit

Dod Mantle directed photography on three Dogme 95 films and the first two episodes of Wallander. He used the Red One digital camera on Wallander, the first British television production to do so.[4] He won the British Academy Television Craft Award for Photography & Lighting (Fiction/Entertainment) for his work on the series[5] and was nominated for a RTS Craft & Design Award for Lighting, Photography & Camera—Photography—Drama.[6] He was also cinematographer on Slumdog Millionaire (Danny Boyle, 2008), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography in 2009. Dod Mantle is included in the book Conversations with Cinematographers by David A Ellis.

On 19 November 2016, during the Camerimage festival, Anthony Dod Mantle received the Brown Frog award for his cinematography on Snowden.[7][8]

Dod Mantle lives with his family in Copenhagen, Denmark.[4]

Style and techniqueEdit

Dod Mantle helped pioneer the use of digital cinematography with his early use of home-quality DV in The Celebration, and eventually won an Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his work on Slumdog Millionaire, the first time that award went to a film shot digitally.[9]

Dod Mantle has also experimented with extreme slow motion with high speed cameras in films like Antichrist and Dredd.[10]

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Director Other notes
1996 The Biggest Heroes Thomas Vinterberg
1998 Festen
1999 Mifune's Last Song Søren Kragh-Jacobsen
Julien Donkey-Boy Harmony Korine Nominated - Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography
Bornholms stemme Lotte Svendsen
2001 Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise Danny Boyle TV Film
Strumpet TV Film
2002 28 Days Later European Film Award for Best Cinematographer: Shared with Dogville
2003 It's All About Love Thomas Vinterberg
Dogville Lars von Trier European Film Award for Best Cinematographer: Shared with 28 Days Later
2004 Millions Danny Boyle
2005 Dear Wendy Thomas Vinterberg
Manderlay Lars von Trier Nominated - European Film Award for Best Cinematographer
Brothers of the Head Keith Fulton
Louis Pepe
Nominated - Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography
2006 The Last King of Scotland Kevin MacDonald Nominated - European Film Award for Best Cinematographer
2007 Just Like Home Lone Scherfig
2008 Slumdog Millionaire Danny Boyle Academy Award for Best Cinematography
BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
European Film Award for Best Cinematographer: Shared with Antichrist
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cinematography
San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated - Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Cinematography
Wallander TV Series: 2 Episodes
2009 Antichrist Lars von Trier European Film Award for Best Cinematographer: Shared with Slumdog Millionaire
2010 127 Hours[11] Danny Boyle With Enrique Chediak
Nominated - BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated - Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated - San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated - Satellite Award for Best Cinematography
2011 The Eagle[11] Kevin MacDonald
2012 Dredd[11] Pete Travis
2013 Trance Danny Boyle
Rush Ron Howard
2015 In the Heart of the Sea
2016 Our Kind of Traitor Susanna White
Snowden Oliver Stone
2017 T2 Trainspotting Danny Boyle
First They Killed My Father Angelina Jolie
2018 Kursk Thomas Vinterberg
2019 Radioactive Marjane Satrapi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.cinematographers.nl/PaginasDoPh/dod%20mantle.htm. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ https://www.filmcomment.com/blog/interview-anthony-dod-mantle/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ https://roobla.com/film/feature/16502/anthony-dod-mantle-profile/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ a b Strauss, Will (13 May 2008), "Anthony Dod Mantle interview". Broadcast (EMAP). Retrieved on 18 September 2008.
  5. ^ "Television Craft Nominations 2009". British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved on 18 May 2009.
  6. ^ "RTS Craft & Design Winners 2009 Archived 2009-11-29 at the Wayback Machine". Royal Television Society. Retrieved on 24 November 2009.
  7. ^ "Camerimage 2016 Winners!". www.camerimage.pl. Camerimage - International Film Festival. 19 November 2016. Archived from the original on 20 November 2016. Retrieved 2016-11-20.
  8. ^ Tizard, Will (19 November 2016). "'Lion' Cinematographer Greig Fraser Wins Camerimage's Golden Frog". variety.com. Variety Media, LLC / Penske Business Media, LLC. Retrieved 2016-11-20.
  9. ^ Frazer, Bryant (7 October 2010). "10 High Points in Digital Cinematography". Studio Daily. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  10. ^ LionsgateVOD (15 January 2013). "Dredd: Slo-Mo Featurette". YouTube. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  11. ^ a b c Prince, Ron (March 30, 2011). "Camera Creative: Anthony Dod Mantle". The British Society of Cinematographers. Retrieved May 21, 2011.

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