What does the Director of Photography / Cinematographers do?

What does a Director of Photography do?

The director of photography, also known as the cinematographer, is hired at the beginning of pre-production under the influence of the director. You are responsible for bringing the scriptwriters words into a visual story by developing the look and feel of the images that make up the final film.

As the director or photography, you will supervise the camera, lighting, and grip departments, to ensure you create the right frame, mood, and lighting to best suit the style of the film, television program, or commercial. Your first most important task is to sit down with the director and production designer to discuss the script, potential storyboards, budget, logistics, and planning of the shoot. Read More
You will be a highly creative individual with a passion for film, tv, and photography, paired with great leadership and communication skills. Experience is valued a lot more than qualifications, a common route in becoming a director of photography is by working your way up from a camera operator role or as a camera assistant.
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