“People kept coming up and raving about ‘Cold War’ and ‘Roma’ and I sheepishly told them that I had a foreign-language film and they said they had the DVD somewhere.''
''Most people think of cinematographers as choosing subjects of an epic nature to show off what they do - big, sweeping images of war or pageantry.'''
''Reality in movies is the reality of the story you're telling, so it may not match the reality as we know it, but the reason there's art is that it tries to bring some kind of understanding of all the suffering and joys and pain that we go through. Storytelling brings some value to it.''
''In 'Tree of Life,' the cinematography records a small story, a celebration of the courage of everyday life. But it does it so up close and so effortlessly that it has the effect of elevating the intimacy of the story to a grand scale.''
How many children does Caleb Deschanel have ? (name):
Two(Emily and Zooey)
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Who is Caleb Deschanel wife ? (name):
Mary Jo Deschanel
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Caleb Deschanel is married to Mary Jo Deschanel (former Mary Joe Weir) since 1972. Mary is an American actress by profession. They together have two daughters: Emily Deschanel born in 1976 and Zooey Deschanel born in 1980.
Caleb Deschanel both daughters Emily and Zooey are actresses by profession. Emily first debuted on romantic comedy-drama It Could Happen to You on which Caleb worked as chief cinematographer.
She is also a director and producer. Similarly, Zooey made her film debuted in Lawrence Kasdan’s comedy Mumford (1999) and has also engaged in singing and song-writing.
Caleb Deschanel is an award-winning American cinematographer and film director working in the film industry for the last 40 years. He is a member of the National Film Preservation Board of the Library of Congress, Representing the American Society of Cinematographer since 1984.
Early life and Education
Caleb Deschanel was born on September 21, 1994, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Ann Ward (née Orr) and Paul Jules Deschanel. His father was french whereas his mother was an American who raised him in Quaker religion. His birth name is Joseph Caleb Deschanel.
For schooling, He went to Severn School. He attended John Hopkins University from 1962 to 1966. Then in 1968, he graduated from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. Deschanel was also a member of a band of film students called “The Dirty Dozen”, this group attracted attention from the Hollywood system. He also attended American Flim Institution Conservatory and graduated in 1969 as a member of its first class.
Career in Cinematography
He first started his journey with the 1979 film ”Being There” which was a huge success. Since then he has done many movies like ”The Black Stallion”, ”The Right Stuff”, ”The Natural”, ”Fly Away Home”, ”Anna and the King”, ”The Patriot”, ”The Passion of the Christ”, ”Never look away” and ”The Lion King” to name few. He has even worked as a camera operator for Wakefield Orloff and Paisley Production.
Cabel Deschanel shot his first virtual shoot with Jon Favreau for The Lion King
Deschanel successfully shot for the Disney remake The Lion King along with Jon Favreau who directed and produced the movie. The crew was led by VFX production supervisor Rob Legato with MPC Film. He revealed that the first month of the animation was limited but by the time they got into shooting, it was sophisticated enough that they could read the character expressions and really get the feeling of what the characters were going through. The movie has captured the beauty of Kenya; the actual landscapes, skies, rock formation, watering hole, and vegetation of Kenya.
Career as a Director
He has directed the 1982 film ”The Escape Artist” and few episodes of ”Crusoe”, ”Twin Peaks”, ”Rhythm of My Heart”, ”Law & Order: Trial by Jury”, ”Conviction”and ”Bones”.
Caleb Deschanel: Awards and Nomination
He has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography six times. The awards he has won are: National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography in ”Being there” and ”The Black Station” and American Society of Cinematographers Award for Outstanding Cinematography in ”The Patriot”‘.
Caleb’s daughters Emily and Zooey headed to Oscar in order to support their father. He was nominated in the cinematography category for the film “Never Look Away.”
Caleb Deschanel: Net Worth
Caleb Deschanel has done great works in the field of the film industry. Along with his success, there is no doubt about his good amount of earning. As of 2019, Caleb Deschanel has a net worth of around $5 million.
Eye and hair color
Deschanel is 6 feet and 1 inch tall and has a decent height. He has a blue eye color with salt and pepper hair.