Aussie cinematographer wins Emmy for The Mandalorian

Australian cinematographer Greig Fraser picked up a Creative Emmy Award this week for his work on The Mandalorian.

He won in the Best Cinematography for a Single Camera Series (Half Hour), beating nominees from The End of the F***ing World, Homecoming & Insecure.

Fraser, who studied at RMIT, has credits including Rogue One, Zero Dark Thirty, Lion, Foxcatcher, The Caterpillar Wish, Jewboy and Cracker Bag.

His upcoming projects include Dune and The Batman.

He recently told Film Ink, ““I’ve got to look inside myself and ask, as a fan, what do I want to see? Now obviously as a DP, my influence is limited from a story and character perspective, even though I must say that I do like to have an opinion about those things, and I do. I look less at the technical and think more along the lines of, ‘I’m watching The Mandalorian, I’m watching a Star Wars movie…what do I want to see in a Star Wars movie? And how do I want to watch it?’ And, you know what? I think it’s a bit of a break. The Mandalorian is a bit of a break from modern filmmaking per se with its quick edits and crazy uncontrolled camera moves. That’s a valid way of making a movie, don’t get me wrong, but it’s a modern way of making a film.”

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