Biography

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Sławomir Idziak (Polish pronunciation: [swaˈvɔmir ˈid͡ʑak]; born 25 January 1945 in Katowice, Poland) is a Polish cinematographer and director who has worked on over forty Polish and foreign films.

He has made fourteen films with Krzysztof Zanussi, including Kontrakt (The Contract), The Constant Factor and The Year of the Quiet Sun. He worked on all the early films of Krzysztof Kieślowski, including his television, feature film and foreign debuts, additionally, the two collaborated on A Short Film About Killing, The Double Life of Véronique and Three Colors: Blue.

He has made films with such directors as Ridley Scott, John Sayles, Michael Winterbottom and John Duigan, and has also written and directed two films himself. He worked on Winterbottom's film I Want You, where he won an Honourable Mention at the 48th Berlin International Film Festival.

He moved to more mainstream films such as Gattaca (1997), Proof of Life (2000), Black Hawk Down (2001), and King Arthur (2004). In 2002, he was nominated for an Academy Award as well as a BAFTA for 'Best Cinematography' in the film Black Hawk Down.

Idziak was the director of photography for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the fifth film adaptation of J.K. Rowling's popular fantasy series, directed by David Yates. He is also Director of Photography for Battle of Warsaw 1920 - the first of his films, and the first ever Polish-language feature film, to be shot in 3D.

Sławomir Idziak teaches at film schools in Berlin, London and Copenhagen, and also conducts seminars in cinematography in other countries. He is currently working on a Virtual Film Studio Web site called Film Spring Open which gives users an opportunity to present work to global audiences and to make films online. Participants can share ideas, exchange equipment or write scripts together. The aim is to create an international community of filmmakers who will support each other, make films together and will care about the advertising and distribution of their films.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sławomir Idziak (Polish pronunciation: [swaˈvɔmir ˈid͡ʑak]; born 25 January 1945 in Katowice, Poland) is a Polish cinematographer and director who has worked on over forty Polish and foreign films.

He has made fourteen films with Krzysztof Zanussi, including Kontrakt (The Contract), The Constant Factor and The Year of the Quiet Sun. He worked on all the early films of Krzysztof Kieślowski, including his television, feature film and foreign debuts, additionally, the two collaborated on A Short Film About Killing, The Double Life of Véronique and Three Colors: Blue.

He has made films with such directors as Ridley Scott, John Sayles, Michael Winterbottom and John Duigan, and has also written and directed two films himself. He worked on Winterbottom's film I Want You, where he won an Honourable Mention at the 48th Berlin International Film Festival.

He moved to more mainstream films such as Gattaca (1997), Proof of Life (2000), Black Hawk Down (2001), and King Arthur (2004). In 2002, he was nominated for an Academy Award as well as a BAFTA for 'Best Cinematography' in the film Black Hawk Down.

Idziak was the director of photography for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the fifth film adaptation of J.K. Rowling's popular fantasy series, directed by David Yates. He is also Director of Photography for Battle of Warsaw 1920 - the first of his films, and the first ever Polish-language feature film, to be shot in 3D.

Sławomir Idziak teaches at film schools in Berlin, London and Copenhagen, and also conducts seminars in cinematography in other countries. He is currently working on a Virtual Film Studio Web site called Film Spring Open which gives users an opportunity to present work to global audiences and to make films online. Participants can share ideas, exchange equipment or write scripts together. The aim is to create an international community of filmmakers who will support each other, make films together and will care about the advertising and distribution of their films.

Personal Info

Known For Camera

Gender Male

Known Credits 44

Birthday 1945-01-25

Place of Birth Katowice, Śląskie, Poland

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Also Known As

  • Sławomir Idziak

Camera TV ShowsMovies

2015 A Tale of Love and Darkness Director of Photography
2012 Measuring the World Director of Photography
2011 Battle of Warsaw 1920 Director of Photography
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Director of Photography
2004 King Arthur Director of Photography
2001 Black Hawk Down Director of Photography
2000 Proof of Life Director of Photography
2000 LiebesLuder Director of Photography
2000 Paranoid Director of Photography
2000 The Last September Director of Photography
2000 Love & Rage Director of Photography
1998 I Want You Director of Photography
1997 Gattaca Director of Photography
1997 Commandments Director of Photography
1997 Men with Guns Director of Photography
1996 Lilian's Story Director of Photography
1996 Männerpension Director of Photography
1995 Tears of Stone Director of Photography
1995 The Journey of August King Director of Photography
1993 Three Colors: Blue Director of Photography
1991 The Double Life of Véronique Director of Photography
1989 Inventory Director of Photography
1989 Decalogue V Camera Operator
1989 Wherever You Are... Director of Photography
1988 A Short Film About Killing Director of Photography
1985 Power Of Evil Director of Photography
1984 A Year of the Quiet Sun Director of Photography
1984 Der Fall Bachmeier - Keine Zeit für Tränen Director of Photography
1982 Imperative Director of Photography
1982 Versuchung Director of Photography
1981 From a Far Country Director of Photography
1980 The Contract Director of Photography
1980 The Constant Factor Director of Photography
1980 The Conductor Director of Photography
1976 The Scar Director of Photography
1976 Slate Director of Photography
1975 A Woman's Decision Director of Photography
1974 Pedestrian Subway Director of Photography
1969 The Criminal Who Stole a Crime Director of Photography
1967 Heart Attack Director of Photography

Acting

2005 Still Alive: A Film About Krzysztof Kieslowski as Himself
2003 A Discussion on Kieślowski: The Early Years as Himself

Writing

1993 Three Colors: Blue Author

Directing

1992 Enak Director

Crew

1986 Harmagedon Cinematography

Editing

1984 Der Fall Bachmeier - Keine Zeit für Tränen Editor

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