Unless they're are any objections, I think I'm going to start pushing for this in early June, with Ballots being due in mid to late July.
The list will be split into two sections, Top 50 Cinematographers and Top 50 Visually Striking Films.
My game plan is this: I'm going to spend the next few days gathering a list of Cinematographers from my own brain, IMDb, the internet and the filmspotting community and then make some kind of megathread For Your Consideration post to help filmspotters make their lists.
So what I need from you guys is to PM me a list of cinematographers you want people to consider. I'll probably hit a lot of the highlights and I'll probably PM a good number of people before I post the list so I don't have any glaring omissions.
For the Film side of the list, I think it best to leave it open to all films by simply denoting it as films you perceive as visually strong. This means you can vote for animated films. There won't be any kind of FYC for this because I'm trusting we all know well enough what films we perceive to be the most visually appealing to us.
Also, it almost goes without saying, but I'll say it anyway, you're free to participate in either one part or both of these lists (or not at all if you want to be a sourpuss). So don't feel the need to abstain just because you don't feel like making one of these lists.
Sound good, everyone?