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#1 sam g

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 06:13 AM

hi to all, this is my first post,
I am from India,

Actually i have come a long way from animation/compositing to Cinematography ,
actually this job were holding me back , i knew had more skills so i left it behind,
Actually i am confused i do think that i can even direct to some extent, but a person near told me its easy to get in Cinematography and then go for directing after few years,


i do have good photographic skills, i have few questions,

as a Cinematography do i actually carry a camera, or the camera man is different,
and what r exactly the other jobs do Cinematography have to do including lighting,
and if i do have good skills how fast i can move forward,
and is it possible to get in t Hollywood and how, after some years.


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#2 Ram Shani

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 02:58 AM

hi

it depend were you work in some places the dp will do the operating same place's he will have camera operator

read this:

http://www.imago.org...nsabilities.htm

part of it is experience so you need to shoot a lot if you plan to go to Hollywood go there and start there

you can be top DP and never go there

i think the directing is one path and cinematography is one path

same times the DP wish he had more control over the vision thinking " if i direct this i would do this and this"
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Posted 12 October 2007 - 12:42 AM

thanks ram shani for help,

do flim schools help much,
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Posted 12 October 2007 - 12:54 AM

i think so because as i see it you need to learn about -script- dramaturgy- editing -art as well as all the cinematography curses + you get to know student how hopfully will become directors and work with you

but i also think you should only go to the beast schools like AFI NYU USC UCLA CHEPMAN this are at the use

they have a lot of equipment and connection and publicity and your film will go to festivals and you do workshop

i studied here in Israel at SAM spiel which i think is the best school here and still after 4 years of graduation then sent me invitation to master class with David lynch and cinematography master class with the legendary Michal chapman

so :)
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Posted 12 October 2007 - 07:59 AM

but i am in india , and i dont think i can go outside, but if have good skills and showreel, can i make in better position. and how much time it takes in bollywood to prove onself, and i think u r not working in india.

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#6 Ram Shani

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 12:38 PM

no i am not i am from israel

get with directors sand them your reel
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Posted 13 October 2007 - 01:04 PM

yes u r not from israel, but do you work there,

its good to find some one from india,

and can i make my own small movie and direct, shoot, and edit by myself, is it ok for Cinematography student.

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 01:36 AM

"yes u r not from israel, but do you work there,"??????

i am from Israel and work there as DP


you can and need to do everything that's in your power in order to shoot films

one said once 70% of time you look for work 30% of time you shot


so get your real

get net working

meat directors


good luck
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