Wally Pfister is a cinematographer. Heâ€™s that guy that sets up all the lights and does all the filming. Heâ€™s got quite the impressive resume: â€œMemento,â€ â€œMoneyball,â€ â€œDark Knight,â€ â€œDark Knight Rises,â€ and heâ€™s most recently won an Academy Award for his work on â€œInception.â€ I found out he actually filmed a great majority of it with a hand-held.
Thanks to a grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, he got out of Hollywood for a few days to lead some screenings in Sarasota. And his parents, locals Pat and Wally Pfister, were probably thrilled to have a visit from their son.
Pfister is a good buddy of Director Christopher Nolan and the duo has been working together for 13 years. They are both â€œold-schoolâ€ film guys whoâ€™re known for staying true to film rather than digital. Heâ€™s also pretty funny â€” he answered a phone call from his wife during the screening of â€œInception,â€ and even pointed out one of his errors.