Oscar-nominated cinematographer of The Passion of the Christ and The Right Stuff to accept lifetime achievement award at cinematography festival in Poland.
Caleb Deschanel is to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Camerimage, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography (Nov 15-22).
Deschanel will also present screenings of his films at the 22nd edition of the festival followed by Q&A’s with the audience.
His five Oscar nominations in the Best Cinematography category were for The Right Stuff, The Natural, Fly Away Home, The Patriot and The Passion of the Christ.
Other notable credits include Being There, National Treasure, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Jack Reacher.
Deschanel was also involved in creating one of the essential tools of modern cinematographers, the Steadicam.
He directed his first feature film The Escape Artist in 1982, and later Crusoe in 1989. Deschanel has also directed episodes for TV shows including David Lynch’s Twin Peaks as well as Law & Order: Trial by Jury, Conviction and Bones.
Deschanel was an original member of the American Zoetrope production team, along with George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola.
In 2010, he was awarded the ASC Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Society of Cinematographers.