Cinematographers, also called Directors of Photography, collaborating with directors and production crews to produce major visual effects for film and TV. To create the atmosphere of the film, they read through screenplays and select suitable lighting, angles, framing, and philtres. Post-production processes often require cinematographers.
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Career prospects & criteria
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B.Sc. / BA in Film Making/ Cinema or Screenwriting
PG Programme or PG Diploma Course in Film Making
What you need to get started
Hands-on training as an assistant cinematographer and learning camera handling and new dimensions of capturing the shots can be useful.
An eye for detail
Technical knowledge about the camera and production
In-depth knowledge about lighting techniques, colour, shade, manipulation, etc.
Shooting techniques and methodologies
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