Considering the amount of members on this site who work in the industry, I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice on how to become a professional cinematographer. Is film school the best option? If so where? I live in England where there are very few films schools and the ones that do exist are far too expensive. University is an option, however most courses only have access to dv and maybe a couple of 16mm cameras but that?s as far as it goes. Also I?ve read that most people who take film production courses at university struggle to find work as there is such a large gap between the technology used in education and industry. I was thinking maybe photography is a better option as you?re dealing with lighting, film, apertures etc. Maybe taking a more specialised course in lighting, then trying to get an assiatant job is a good idea? To be honest I don?t have the first clue.
Any help would be much appreciated.
Industry - where to start.
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