A list of the name of all respected and reserved living personnel in the modern world of Cinematography would be incomplete without this American cinematographer- Rachel Morrison. So if you are interested to know the interesting facts about Rachel then just keep scrolling.
Rachel Morrison was born on 27th April 1978. She grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts and took up photography at the very young age.
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It’s quite interesting facts about Rachel that she is the first woman to serve as a director of photography on Marvel Cinematic Universe Film. It was Director Ryan Coogler, who pushed Rachel to get hired.
Well, Director Ryan had already worked with Rachel in the film Fruitvale Station. So he suggested Rachel as a director of photography on Marvel Cinematic Universe Film.
She was also offered to be DP (Director of Photography) for Ryan’s film Creed, but she turned down the job because she thought that the birth of her son would disrupt the schedule of her shooting.
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Well, it’s Black Panther where she has a much bigger budget than her past project. In an interview, she said that working with Marvel provide her greater access to equipment and cameras than that she has before.
Before, Rachel worked as DP for the movies, she served as DP for the reality series like The Hills and Newport Harbor: The Real Orange Country. These reality TV series gave her a greater chance to learn about the new cameras including the types of lighting equipment.
Rachel attended Concord Academy and studied photojournalism. Though her interest ended up by shifting to film, she realized that there was a different power to move the image that she could not equal in the photography.
And she pursued a double major in film and photography at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and did her master’s degree in cinematography from an American Film Institute Conservatory.
Rachel made the Oscars history by being the first lesbian to be nominated for Best Cinematography. Not only the 1st lesbian but also the first Woman for Best Cinematography.
It’s been around 90 years for the Oscars and it was the first time a woman- Rachel was up for the honor. She was nominated for her hard work on the Netflix drama Mudbound.