RIP Vilmos Zsigmond, Oscar-Winning Cinematographer

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After Haskell Wexler passed this week, our thoughts immediately turned to his contemporary Vilmos Zsigmond. Unfortunately our fears have been realized much sooner than we thought : (

Hungarian-born cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, winner of an Oscar for his achievements on “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and a nominee for “The Deer Hunter,” “The River” (1984) and the “The Black Dahlia” (2006), has died at 85. His business partner Yuri Neyman said he died January 1.

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One Perfect Shot: ONE OF THE GREATS HAS GONE, VILMOS ZSIGMOND PASSES AWAY AT 85

Our Vilmos filter in our Warm & Natural set is one small way the Filmakr app pays tribute to Zsigmond. As well as our MaCabe filter.

Also check out the great documentary film No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos

Filmakr Filter ‘Vilmos’: Magic Hour for iPhone Video

Coming in at the number four position in the Warm & Natural set, our video app filter Vilmos is a Filmakr LUT-based filter named after Oscar-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond that brings magic hour to your iPhone video. Read more