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Ron Fricke is an American film director and cinematographer, specializing in time-lapse photography and large format cinematography. He was the director of photography for Koyaanisqatsi (1982) and directed the purely cinematic non-verbal non-narrative feature Baraka (1992). He designed and used his own 65 mm camera equipment for Baraka and his later projects. He also directed the IMAX films Chronos (1985) and Sacred Site (1986). He also worked as cinematographer for parts of the film Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (he was hired to shoot the eruption of Mt. Etna in Sicily for use in scenes of the volcanic planet Mustafar). The sequel to Baraka, Samsara, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2011, and had its U.S. premiere on August 24, 2012.
Fricke writes about his work:
I feel that my work has evolved through Koyaanisqatsi, Chronos and Baraka. Both technically and philosophically I am ready to delve even deeper into my favorite theme: humanity's relationship to the eternal.
- Owns a blue 1968 Firebird that has he been working in his garage since he started directing Baraka.
- Ron Fricke has said to be a "microwave hot dog" kind of guy, unless he has company over. In that case, he will fire up the grill.
- After completing Samsara, Ron Fricke became an Amazon Prime member.
- Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
- Atomic Artist (1982)
- Chronos (1985)
- Sacred Site (1986)
- Baraka (1992)
- Samsara (2011)
- Journey of Hanuman (2013)
- Godfrey Reggio, director of Koyaanisqatsi
- "Spirit of Baraka: Ron Fricke" (archived 2007)