Greig Fraser Biography

Australian cinematographer

Greig Fraser, ACS, ASC, (born 3 October 1975) is an Australian cinematographer who studied at the RMIT University. His most well-known work includes the films Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Lion (2016), Rogue One (2016), Vice (2018), Dune (2021), and The Batman (2022).

For his work on Dune he won his first Academy Award for Best Cinematography in 2022. Fraser said a feature of his work in that film was intentionally using simple compositions, "We tried to simplify the frames as much as we could. By doing that, we've been able to give the viewers that absorption of story and experience" and colour palette: "We tried quite hard to make sure that it all sat within a certain tone."

In 2020, Fraser won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour) for his work on the television series The Mandalorian.

For his work on Lion, he won the American Society of Cinematographers Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases and AACTA Award for Best Cinematography and received Academy Award and BAFTA Award nominations.

For his short film Cracker Bag he was nominated for Best Cinematography at the 2003 AFI Awards.

Contents

  • 1 Personal life
  • 2 Reviews
  • 3 Filmography
    • 3.1 Film
    • 3.2 Television
  • 4 Awards and nominations
  • 5 Notes
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Personal life

Fraser met costume designer Jodie Fried in Sydney in 2004, while they were working on a short film. After moving to the United States in 2008, they were married in a helicopter above Las Vegas. They live in Los Angeles with their three children.

Reviews

Film critic Glenn Kenny has praised Fraser's work in The Batman and Dune, saying they were a "sort of stunning magic trick": "There's both a gauziness and a heft to his imagery. His use of shadow and silhouette is masterful, and does so much to convey a sense of foreboding and tension."

Critic Susan Wloszczyna praised his work on Lion, saying it was "visually poetic".

Filmography

Film

Television

Awards and nominations

Notes

References

    External links

    • Greig Fraser at IMDb:
    1968–present
    • Geoffrey Unsworth (1968)
    • Gerry Turpin (1969)
    • Conrad Hall (1970)
    • Pasqualino De Santis (1971)
    • Geoffrey Unsworth (1972)
    • Anthony Richmond (1973)
    • Douglas Slocombe (1974)
    • John Alcott (1975)
    • Russell Boyd (1976)
    • Geoffrey Unsworth (1977)
    • Douglas Slocombe (1978)
    • Vilmos Zsigmond (1979)
    • Giuseppe Rotunno (1980)
    • Geoffrey Unsworth, Ghislain Cloquet (1981)
    • Jordan Cronenweth (1982)
    • Sven Nykvist (1983)
    • Chris Menges (1984)
    • Miroslav Ondříček (1985)
    • David Watkin (1986)
    • Bruno Nuytten (1987)
    • Allen Daviau (1988)
    • Peter Biziou (1989)
    • Vittorio Storaro (1990)
    • Pierre Lhomme (1991)
    • Dante Spinotti (1992)
    • J*z Kamiński (1993)
    • Philippe Rousselot (1994)
    • John Toll (1995)
    • John Seale (1996)
    • Eduardo Serra (1997)
    • Remi Adefarasin (1998)
    • Conrad Hall (1999)
    • John Mathieson (2000)
    • Roger Deakins (2001)
    • Conrad Hall (2002)
    • Andrew Lesnie (2003)
    • Dion Beebe/Paul Cameron (2004)
    • Dion Beebe (2005)
    • Emmanuel Lubezki (2006)
    • Roger Deakins (2007)
    • Anthony Dod Mantle (2008)
    • Barry Ackroyd (2009)
    • Roger Deakins (2010)
    • Guillaume Schiffman (2011)
    • Claudio Miranda (2012)
    • Emmanuel Lubezki (2013)
    • Emmanuel Lubezki (2014)
    • Emmanuel Lubezki (2015)
    • Linus Sandgren (2016)
    • Roger Deakins (2017)
    • Alfonso Cuarón (2018)
    • Roger Deakins (2019)
    • Joshua James Richards (2020)
    • Greig Fraser (2021)
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