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Vittorio Storaro


Vittorio Storaro, the award -winning cinematographer who won Oscars for Apocalypse Now, Reds, and The Last Emperor, was born on June 24, 1940 in Rome, where his father was a projectionist at the Lux Film Studio. At the age of 11, he began studying photography at a technical school. He had a series of custom color gels produced by Rosco International, which he formulated to comply with his theories about emotional response to color. Rosco markets these gels as “The Storaro Selection.”

He created the Univisium system – a 3-perforation 35mm format with an aspect ratio of 2:1 – with the intention of this becoming a universal aspect ratio for both film and TV. He has insisted on cropping all of his movies to the 2:1 aspect ratio in order for his films to comply with the Univision system. Vittorio visited the New York Film Academy in December 2010 for a screening of Apocalypse Now.

Notable Credits
Apocalypse Now, Last Emperor, The Conformist, Last Tango in Paris, Dick Tracey

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