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How To Prep With Your Director of Photography

Film is a visual medium, and your Director Of Photography is the person who will bring your visual story to life. They help you craft the story through lenses, angles, lighting, movement and color. But, they are incapable of bringing your vision to life if they are ill-prepared. 

This week, we discuss a few of the basic elements of your film that needs to be decided upon during pre-production, so your DP can do their job efficiently, and create the film you set out to make.

If you are in the NYC area, come on out to Lovecraft Bar NYC on Friday, August 25th and join us for a screening of three of our short films, among many others, as we celebrate the 127th Birthday of HP Lovecraft! #HBHP

October 6th-8th has been announced as the official New England Premiere of our film Theta States! We have been selected to be part of the Shawna Shea Foundation Film Festival. Both of us will be on-hand for the weekend, so please come on out to support this wonderful charity and celebrate independent artists and filmmakers. #SwagBag

You can find the Shawna Shea Memorial Foundation, where donations are welcome, here:

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And later I thought, I can’t think how anyone can become a director without learning the craft of cinematography. I was very glad later when I was directing that I wasn’t in the hands of a cinematographer and hoping that he would do it well. I would know what he was doing, and we could discuss how that scene would look. It was just lucky in a way that I didn’t go to film school and just learnt all this on the floor.
— Nicolas Roeg