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Divide the Cinematography Award into Two Categories

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**Edit: I think this is ultimitely about starting a discussion about something people have been thinking about for a while now. It is obvious that something needs to change or at least be debated within the Academy.**

Too many times has a film which uses a large number of computer generated images won the award for Best Cinematography. As filmmaking, cinematography and CGI continues to evolve, so should our appreciation and understanding of the various aspects of modern cinematography. What happens 5 or 10 years down the line when 50% of the films within the current category structure consist of mostly computer generated images?

In no way are we saying that the past winners are undeserving, but we strongly believe that proper credit is not being given where it is due.

The award should be divided into conventional live action photography and another for CGI based photography in order to give cinematographers the recognition they deserve.

We'll leave it up to the judgement of the Academy on criteria and how the awards should be divided, but we strongly believe that any film which uses a large number of green screen elements, composites and multiple CGI sequences should be in its own category.

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