Russell Boyd

Russell Boyd ACS ASC (born 21 April 1944) is an Australian cinematographer. He rose to prominence with his highly praised work on Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), the first of several collaborations with director Peter Weir. He is also a member of the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) and the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC).

Russell Boyd ACS ASC
Born (1944-04-21) 21 April 1944
Occupationcinematographer
AwardsACS
Cinematographer of the Year 1976
BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
Picnic at Hanging Rock 1975
Academy Award for Best Cinematography Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 2003

Boyd served as cinematographer for Tender Mercies, a 1983 film about an alcoholic country singer played by Robert Duvall. Boyd largely utilized available light to give the film a natural feeling which director Bruce Beresford said was crucial to the movie. Actress Tess Harper said Boyd was so quiet during filming that he mostly used only three words: "Yeah, right and sure."[1]

Filmography

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Title Result
1976 Australian Cinematographers Society Cinematographer of the Year Between Wars Won
British Society of Cinematographers Best Cinematography Picnic at Hanging Rock Nominated
1977 Australian Film Institute Awards Best Cinematography Break of Day Won
BAFTA Award Best Cinematography Picnic at Hanging Rock Won
1978 Australian Film Institute Awards Best Cinematography The Last Wave Won
1979 Saturn Awards Best Cinematography Picnic at Hanging Rock Won
1980 Australian Film Institute Awards Best Cinematography The Chain Reaction Nominated
1981 Gallipoli Won
1982 Australian Cinematographers Society Cinematographer of the Year Won
1983 Australian Film Institute Awards Best Cinematography The Year of Living Dangerously Nominated
1986 Burke & Wills Nominated
1988 Raymond Longford Award Won
1990 Best Cinematography Blood Oath Nominated
1998 Australian Cinematographers Society Hall of Fame Award Won
2002 FCCA Award Special Achievement Award Won
2003 Academy Award Best Cinematography Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Won
BAFTA Award Best Cinematography Nominated
Camerimage Special Award for Duo Cinematographer-Director Won
Golden Frog Nominated
American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography Nominated
2004 Golden Satellite Awards Best Cinematography (shared with Sandi Sissel on second unit) Nominated
2005 Kodak Award Excellence in Cinematography Won

References

  1. Bruce Beresford (actor), Tess Harper (actor), Gary Hertz (director) (16 April 2002). Miracles & Mercies (Documentary). West Hollywood, California: Blue Underground. Retrieved 7 February 2009.

Further reading

  • Brian McFarlane, Geoff Mayer, Ina Bertrand (Ed.) (1999). The Oxford companion to Australian film. Melbourne, Australia ; New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-553797-1.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)


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