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Becoming a Director of Photography or Director in NYC?


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#1 luke word

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 02:07 PM

Hi Y'all,

So I'm about to graduate from film school in NYC and I'm applying for jobs. I want to become a Director of Photography or Director of commercials and want to know what path to take. I've considered the following:

- Intern at a commercial production company (mostly office work, sometimes on set PA'ing)
- Made in NY, Production Assistant Program
- Working at Steiner, Silvercup, Kaufman studios
- Interning at Panavision NYC

I would really like to intern directly with a director or cinematographer of commercials, but I do not know how to go about this...
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#2 Daniel Wallens

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 12:46 AM

Do all of them. It will take a while. Especially since it's pretty obvious that you don't really know what you want to do (be a director or a DP -- two very different jobs).
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#3 Deniz Coker

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 02:30 PM

Absolutely! There's something to be learned from interning at a large place like Silvercup to learning from being a PA at a small boutique. I think once you feel out the industry you can take a good hard look at this again.
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