Vladimir Smutny

doc. MgA. Vladimír Smutný


Cameraman, photographer, teacher

Academically, Vladimír Smutný specializes in basic camera work and various photographic
approaches. He explores cinematograhpic analysis and lectures on light and tonal
composition processes in the cinematographic image.

Vladimir Smutny was born in 1942. He graduated from FAMU Department of
Cinematography where he has held a teaching position since 1997. He was appointed an
Associate Professor in 2009. Previously he worked for Krátký film Praha or the Barrandov
Film Studio. He has collaborated with director Jan Svěrák for many years, and been
involved in a number of international projects; so far, he has been awarded 6 Czech Lions
for his work.

Camera work (selection):
2014 - Three brothers (directed by Jan Svěrák)
2013 - Něžné vlny (Gentle Waves, directed by Jiří Vejdělek)
2011 - TV movie Jan Hus (directed by Jiří Svoboda)
2010 - Kooky (directed by Jan Svěrák)
2008 - Tobruk (directed by Václav Marhoul)
2006 - Empties (directed by Jan Svěrák)
1999 - TV film Waiting for the killer (directed by Philippe Bérenger)
1997 - Education of Girls in Bohemia (directed by Petr Koliha)
1996 - Kolya (directed by Jan Svěrák)
1986 - Death of the Beautiful Roebucks (directed by Karel Kachyně)

2011 - Czech Lion - Best Cinematography for Poupata (Flower Buds, directed by Zdeněk Jiráský)
2008 - Czech Lion - Best Cinematography for Tobruk (directed by Václav Marhoul)
2004 - Czech Lion - Best Cinematography for The King of Thieves (directed by Ivan Fila)
2003 - Czech Lion - Best Cinematography for Mazaný Filip (directed by Václav Marhoul)
2001 - Czech Lion - Best Cinematography for Dark Blue World (directed by Jan Svěrák)
2004 - Czech Lion - Best Cinematography for Lea (directed by Ivan Fila)

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