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Old 12-30-2017, 01:56 PM   #14
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Making a movie is quite collaborative and there are many different
types of directors. Many beginners believe strongly in the auteur
theory and insist on full creative control. Many directors admire the
creative vision of the DP and allow them more creative control.

I'm not a technical director. I don't have a basic knowledge of every
role on a film set. I prefer to surround myself with people who are
skilled and passionate about their roles who can advise me. I very often
let my cinematographer block actors within their shot.

I agree with you M6L; it's easier to screw up camera placement than
it is to screw up editing. The creative editor can usually "fix" many issues
using cuts. But if the shots aren't there and aren't interesting it makes
that job impossible.

It's collaborative.
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