Are there any cinematographers currently working today who are getting more attention and acclaim than Bradford
films he shot now in release – “A Most Violent Year” and “Selma” – and with a
very impressive list of past credits, including “Pariah,” “Mississippi Damned,” “Mother of George” and, upcoming, Ed Zwick’s “Pawn Sacrifice,” Young has become a cinematographer who raises the quality level of every film he
works on. No wonder he’s on practically every filmmaker’s short list of cinematographers
they most want to work with.
But how did he get his start? What is it like being one of the very few black cinematographers working in the business? How does he approach his work and decide the look for every film he shoots? And what’s his take on being a black man in America today?
Young discusses these, and many
other subjects, in the below 50-minute video interview he did for the
YouTube film channel DP/30.
Take a look: