Cinematographer

Cinematographers plan, direct and coordinate filming to control the quality and style of photography in films or videos.

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    Overview

    Cinematographers plan, direct and coordinate filming to control the quality and style of photography in films or videos.

    Day-to-day

    • determines lighting, film, shutter angles, filter factors, camera distance, depth of field and focus, angles of view and other variables to achieve desired mood and effect
    • views film and video tape to evaluate and select scenes and determine which scenes need to be re-shot.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Working outdoors

    To become a Cinematographer