Witold Sobociński

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Witold Sobocinski

Witold Sobocinski (Polish pronunciation: [ˈvitɔlt sɔbɔˈt͡ɕiɲskʲi]; born 15 October 1929 in the town of Ozorków near Łódź) is a Polish cinematographer, academic teacher as well as former jazz musician. Sobocinski is 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. Sobocinski cooperated with several notable directors, including Andrzej Wajda, Krzysztof Zanussi and Roman Polanski. Since 1980, he has been a lecturer at the Film School in Łódź. Sobocinski was awarded several prizes, he also co-produced a number of notable movies.

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

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