Werner Herzog at TIFF '09.
Evan Agostini/Associated Press Werner Herzog at TIFF '09.

Werner Herzog dispensed sage advice Sunday during the International Cinematographers Guild's 16th annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards at the Directors Guild of America Theater in Los Angeles. Among his recommendations to the next generation of cinematographers were to seek out knowledge of celluloid film and to be vigilant during the shooting of a scene to avoid excess coverage.

"Be bold, develop your own vision, and stick to it. And don't be afraid -- because you are the future," Herzog encouraged the honorees.

Eli Roth contributed his own words of wisdom from Las Vegas via a recorded video message.

Shorts from the honorees were screened during the ceremony. Among those recognized were camera operator John Barr ("The Carrier"), 1st AC Daron Keet ("Ripple Effect"), camera operator Brian O'Carroll ("Angel"), camera operator Michael Pescasio ("Don't Let Your Love Annihilate"), camera operator James Takata ("Only Child"), camera operator Pete Villani ("Carjack"), camera operator Robert C. Webb ("The Girl in the Dark Room") and 1st AC Stewart Whelan ("The Money Pet"). Accepting honorable mentions were 1st AC Michael Lloyd ("Dawn") and 1st AC Basil Smith ("Cowards and Monsters").

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