Cinematographer - DP
Posted 02 May 2005 - 08:19 PM
This is what I found when I was looking for the definition of Cinematographer and DP.
The cinematographer makes decisions based on the visual aspects of a film - from camera and lens choices to lighting design and film stock decisions.
Director of Photography
The cinematography in charge of making the director's idea of a scene a visual reality.
Are these positions the same job or different jobs with overlapping duties? I am looking for examples based on real film sets.
P.S. I guess on low budget sets one person does "everything"?
Posted 02 May 2005 - 08:35 PM
Posted 02 May 2005 - 08:42 PM
Posted 02 May 2005 - 08:52 PM
I will let someone from Europe go into details on the two different duties over there. I am not even sure if the system used I am referring to is even in use today.
Posted 03 May 2005 - 06:10 AM
These days, many DP's choose to operate themselves. For those that don't, the system now operates much more along the American lines, where the DP is responsible for all aspects of the Camera work. Some DP's choose to give the operator a lot of freedom to deal with the director, some don't.