How important is cinematography in film.

tomcruisesmarttomcruisesmart Website User Posts: 1 Just Starting Out
edited September 29 in Practical Filmmaking


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How important is cinematography in film?

I need to know more about cinematography ? Any one recommend good books and movies.

And also how lighting is more important?


  • WhiteCranePhotoWhiteCranePhoto Website User Posts: 892 Enthusiast

    The cinematographer does a major portion of the look design for a film. The choice of lenses and camera position (which may or may not include movement), focus depth and distance, and lighting are all part of that. A really good DP will help the director develop the look, and then work with the art department and design lighting to create that look.

    They'll also often work with a colorist to design a show look for use on set to provide a preview of the look, and then work with the finishing colorist to polish the look in the end.

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