From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Dante Spinotti, A.S.C., A.I.C. (born 22 August 1943) is an Italian cinematographer and a member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He is known for his collaborations with directors Michael Mann, Michael Apted, Deon Taylor, and Brett Ratner, and is frequently credited with helping to pioneer the use of high-definition digital video in cinematography. He is a BAFTA Award recipient and two-time Academy Award nominee (for L.A. Confidential and The Insider). Description above from the Wikipedia article Dante Spinotti, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.