Cinematographer

Cinematographers plan, direct and coordinate filming to control the quality and style of photography in films or videos.

Overview

Cinematographers plan, direct and coordinate filming to control the quality and style of photography in films or videos.

Day-to-day

  • determines lighting, film, shutter angles, filter factors, camera distance, depth of field and focus, angles of view and other variables to achieve desired mood and effect
  • views film and video tape to evaluate and select scenes and determine which scenes need to be re-shot.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • working outdoors.

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