Jeff Cronenweth

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Jeff Cronenweth, A.S.C.
Born (1962-01-14) January 14, 1962 (age 56)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Cinematographer
Years active 1984-present

Jeffrey Scott "Jeff" Cronenweth, ASC (born January 14, 1962) is an American cinematographer based in Los Angeles, California who is best known for his role as the director of photography on the David Fincher films Fight Club, The Social Network, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (the latter two earned him Academy Award for Best Cinematography nominations). He graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts and was invited to join the cinematographers branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2004.[1] Jeff is the son of Jordan Cronenweth, one of the most influential cinematographers in motion picture history.[2]

Career[edit]

Jeff worked with father Jordan Cronenweth (cinematographer most notable for Blade Runner) as a camera loader and second assistant camera during high school,[3] working his way up to first assistant camera and then camera operator until the mid-1990s. The first major motion picture where he acted as a DP was Fight Club. Other notable feature films on which he worked as a DP are One Hour Photo, K-19: The Widowmaker, Down With Love, The Social Network, Hitchcock, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and Gone Girl.

Jeff and his brother Tim ("The Cronenweths") have worked as a director/DP team, doing numerous commercials and music videos in and out of Los Angeles.

In 2011, Cronenweth was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his work on The Social Network.

In 2012, Cronenweth was nominated for a second time for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his work on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Style[edit]

Jeff is known for his dim-lit, close-up, long shot filming as shown in Fight Club including many of the music videos and commercials he has worked on. As he says of Fight Club, "Whether we were inside or outside, we always wanted to keep a shallow depth of field to keep the audience focused on what we wanted them to see."[4]

Filmography[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Director Notes
1999 Fight Club David Fincher
2002 One Hour Photo Mark Romanek
K-19: The Widowmaker Kathryn Bigelow
2003 Down with Love Peyton Reed
2010 The Social Network David Fincher Nominated – Academy Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – American Society of Cinematographers Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases
Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography
2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Nominated – Academy Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – American Society of Cinematographers Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases
Nominated – St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography
2012 Hitchcock Sacha Gervasi
2014 Gone Girl David Fincher Nominated – San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography
TBA A Million Little Pieces Sam Taylor-Johnson Post-production

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