Witold Sobociński

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Witold Sobociński

Witold Sobociński (Polish pronunciation: [ˈvitɔlt sɔbɔˈt͡ɕiɲskʲi]; 15 October 1929 – 19 November 2018)[1] was a Polish cinematographer, academic teacher as well as former jazz musician. Sobociński was a graduate of the renowned National Film School in Łódź. While in college, he was a member of the pioneer jazz band Melomani, in which he played the drums.

After graduation, he worked with Polish Television and Film Studios Czolowka, as a cameraman. In 1967 he debuted as a cinematographer. Sobociński cooperated with several notable directors, including Andrzej Wajda, Krzysztof Zanussi and Roman Polanski. Beginning in 1980, he was a lecturer at the Film School in Łódź. Sobociński was awarded several prizes; he also co-produced a number of notable movies.

His son Piotr Sobociński (1958 – 2001) was also a cinematographer.

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ "Zmarł Witold Sobociński - wybitny operator filmowy nagrodzony także podczas 26. Festiwalu EnergaCamerimage". Polskie Radio (in Polish). 19 November 2018.
  2. ^ "WITOLD SOBOCINSKI". Cinematographers.nl. Retrieved 4 August 2018.

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