Yes, that Tom Cruise. I would suspect that his blog is ghost written 🙂 , but no matter, good info is good info, and this link is full of it. The posting essentially lists a number of sources that are worth looking at if your goal is to become a Cinematographer. Most of these links will be familiar to anyone that reads this blog, but some are not, and it’s always a good idea to refresh. Go have a look.
I saw MI4 again Yesterday in IMAX. Impressive, especially when you consider that it was actually Mr. Cruise out there on the side of the building. He is a bit of a renaissance man, and I would imagine that just through the training for his various films, he is an expert on a number of subjects. As he points out, he has worked with 6 Academy Award winners for Cinematography, so he has absorbed a few things over the years. I remember reading about a conversation an Astrophysicist had with James Cameron. The guy was just amazed at the depth and breadth of Mr. Cameron’s knowledge about a pretty specialized field of work. I love meeting people that can talk intelligently on a range of subjects.