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Witold Sobociński (Polish pronunciation: [ˈvitɔlt sɔbɔˈt͡ɕiɲskʲi]; 15 October 1929 – 19 November 2018) 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.
- The Adventures of Gerard (1970)
- Family Life (Życie rodzinne; 1971)
- The Wedding (Wesele; 1972)
- The Hourglass Sanatorium (Sanatorium pod klepsydrą; 1973)
- The Promised Land (Ziemia obiecana; 1975)
- O-Bi, O-Ba: The End of Civilization (O-bi, o-ba: Koniec cywilizacji; 1985)
- Pirates (1986)
- Frantic (1988)
- Torrents of Spring (1989)
- The Gateway of Europe (Wrota Europy; 1999)
- "Zmarł Witold Sobociński - wybitny operator filmowy nagrodzony także podczas 26. Festiwalu EnergaCamerimage". Polskie Radio (in Polish). 19 November 2018.
- "WITOLD SOBOCINSKI". Cinematographers.nl. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
- Witold Sobociński on IMDb
- Witold Sobociński profile at the Internet Encyclopedia of Cinematographers
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