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Old 12-30-2017, 03:46 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by M6L View Post
was wondering if being somewhat weak when it comes to shot selection and camera positioning disqualifies you from taking on a more directorial role.
Not at all. Many first-time (and not just first-time!) Directors aren't as adept at the 'technical storytelling' and lean heavily on their Cinematographer for that kind of stuff.

Others are more experienced and therefore take a bit more control.

A background in editing would be great for a Director - knowing how everything needs to come together is a very important part of the vision.

Most importantly, especially if you're not as experienced, is to work with people you like and respect and trust their judgement and experience. Filmmaking is a collaboration.
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