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Cinematographer constructs the shots.


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In film productions the cinematographer is the director's closest co-worker, who plans the shooting together with the director and (in Finland) in most cases also uses the camera himself.

In Finland the cinematographer is assisted by camera assistant, lighting crew and grips. In Finland camera operators are rare, while in the US they are normally used.

In Hollywood productions the cinematographer supervises everything having to do with the camera and the lighting. He is responsible for the lighting of the scene, and, together with the director, constructing the shots. In big productions he does not operate the camera himself - that is left to the cameraman (Cf. Director of Photography, DP, DOP).


Suomen Elokuvaajien yhdistys F.S.C ry: Elokuvaajan toimenkuva

American Society of Cinematographers [www.cinematographer.com]


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