William V. Skall (October 5, 1897, Chicago – March 22, 1976, Los Angeles) was an American cinematographer who specialized in Technicolor.
He began his film career straight after leaving school and worked for two years in camera crews before becoming a chief cameraman for the first time in 1936, with 20th Century Fox. He worked on Quo Vadis (1951) and Rope (1948), the latter for Alfred Hitchcock, with longer scenes than usual in films of that time. He received nine Oscar nominations and won once, sharing Best Cinematography (color) with Joseph Valentine and Winton Hoch in 1949 for Joan of Arc.
- ^ (German)Kay Weniger: Das große Personenlexikon des Films. Berlin 2001, Volume 7, p 350