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Old 12-29-2017, 05:10 PM   #2
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The director is responsible for the "look, feel, and mood" of the film, and the DP is responsible for conveying that through his or her photography. But the DP is the expert, that's why you hired them. The relationship is symbiotic, but can differ in all cases. Some directors may call for certain shots, some may not. But what you described as "the greater role" (setting up shots etc.) would traditionally be the DP, as they are the "director" of photography, but the director is still the creative boss.
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