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Old 07-12-2016, 07:27 AM   #9
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As the Director of Photography, your job is to make the director's vision come to life, so if they come with a shot list, then you are to do your best to make those shots look great. You are not the director, but that does not mean you cannot make those shots look great. I've shot over 30 features and I love it when the director comes in prepared with a shot list or storyboards. It narrows my focus to lighting those shots to make them sing. The shot list doesn't mean I can't help suggest lenses or even say can we add a little movement to a shot.

I've worked under directors with solid vision and that means I get to design the lighting and I've worked with directors with no vision what so ever and I end up directing the movie. When that happens, usually both my photography and the direction of the movie suffers. Be happy you have a director who knows what they want.

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