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Old 12-30-2017, 01:42 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by jax_rox View Post
I'd say blocking of the actors is separate to position of camera and shot selection. Blocking of actors is definitely the domain of the Director (with perhaps a little input from the Cinematographer if absolutely necessary as you outlined in your next post).
I see now - when I saw the word blocking I thought that meant planning out camera positions/shot selection beforehand. Blocking of actors definitely seems like a strange thing for the cinematographer to handle. I work as an editor at the moment but have become interested recently in learning more about the process of planning out shots and angles (though I'm not sure if I'd be any good at it!). I feel confident in my editing skills but was wondering if being somewhat weak when it comes to shot selection and camera positioning disqualifies you from taking on a more directorial role.
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