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#1 Batalov Alexander

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 12:59 PM

Hi ;)
I'm a beginner cinematographer. I,m 23 years old. I live in Moscow, Russia.
I want to be a good cinematographer, but I don't want to work with Russian Directors, Producers, Actors... They have brain's from 80-90's years. They don't like 2.35... Almost nobody work with Digital Intermidiate May be a few years ago thew grow up, and they will make a good movie's. And what is more, they say: "I spit on picture,To me all the same as it will look on the screen! Good or Worst!"-Director.
May be I'm idiot??
But read the American Cinetographer, I see that people in USA, Canada, France, Greate Britain, Spain and other countries, work look like in my dream :blink:
I have a certificate of MOSFILM studio (cameraman level)... I was worked as PlayBack, Film Loader, sometimes I work up as 2nd and 1st Asisstant, measure exposure and lighting color balance... (For 1 000-2 000$ per month (a value of MacBook pro 15 in Russia is 3 575$) And know I have many problems with producer cause he detain my cash 4 month.
So I want to come to the USA for studying.
Please help!
What do you think, how to do it Better?


ps.: Sorry. I must learn Eng more :rolleyes:

Edited by Batalov Alexander, 19 January 2009 - 01:03 PM.

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#2 Batalov Alexander

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 08:00 AM

NYFA, LAFS or UCLA ???
And tell me plz If I have F-1 student visa, Can I find a job as loader or AC ???
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#3 Brian Dzyak

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 11:17 AM

NYFA, LAFS or UCLA ???
And tell me plz If I have F-1 student visa, Can I find a job as loader or AC ???



Well, with everything governmental, the rules are bit confusing, but it appears that you would need to also fill out Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization (links just below).

http://www.uscis.gov...00045f3d6a1RCRD


http://www.uscis.gov...00045f3d6a1RCRD


For formal cinematography education, look into these:

http://livedesignonl...t_class_behind/

http://cinema.usc.ed.../production.htm

http://www.tft.ucla....tography/about/

http://www.ncarts.ed...prog_cinema.htm


Just realize that school will only teach you so much and the degree itself won't get you work. What matters is who you know AND how good your work is. Before you commit to investing any money and time into a film school, research the curriculum to make sure that you will be learning things that you don't already know. Otherwise, the best thing for you to do is to just go out and start working. You will have to start slow on low budget independent projects, but over time, you will meet people and will build your experience and a better reel to show others.
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#4 Morgan Peline

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 10:06 AM

Are you crazy? Go to VGIK, learn 35mm and then look for work afterwards. Guaranteed you will be a better DP than coming out of some of the US film schools.
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Posted 08 April 2009 - 11:06 AM

I've been out of the film loop for a few years but I would suggest that if Prague is still a hot spot for shooting, go there and try to get on a film. You will never learn in film school what you can learn on a set. As a second AC or loader it is pretty easy to get on a film with a master DP in a foreign country because many times those positions will be filled by locals.
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Posted 21 April 2009 - 02:42 AM

Hi ;)
I'm a beginner cinematographer. I,m 23 years old. I live in Moscow, Russia.
I want to be a good cinematographer, but I don't want to work with Russian Directors, Producers, Actors... They have brain's from 80-90's years. They don't like 2.35... Almost nobody work with Digital Intermidiate May be a few years ago thew grow up, and they will make a good movie's. And what is more, they say: "I spit on picture,To me all the same as it will look on the screen! Good or Worst!"-Director.
May be I'm idiot??
But read the American Cinematographer, I see that people in USA, Canada, France, Greate Britain, Spain and other countries, work look like in my dream :blink:
I have a certificate of MOSFILM studio (cameraman level)... I was worked as Play Back, Film Loader, sometimes I work up as 2nd and 1st Asisstant, measure exposure and lighting color balance... (For 1 000-2 000$ per month (a value of Mac Book pro 15 in Russia is 3 575$) And know I have many problems with producer cause he detain my cash 4 month.
So I want to come to the USA for studying.
Please help!
What do you think, how to do it Better?

That is a wise move, but why are you limiting your geographic options , why don't you extend your horizons , Asian film schools are one of the best of its kind .. did you ever hear about Whistling Woods International .. well here is the link ..http://www.whistlingwoods.net/main.asp .. best of luck


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