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Outside of U.S., is use of "DoP" still prevalent?


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#1 Jaan Shenberger

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 03:57 AM

Hello any international people on here — is "DoP" still used much in print, on call sheets, business cards, etc?

 

Thanks in advance for any input.


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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 04:41 AM

I think on cards people would use the full phrase, but the abbreviation with the "o" in it is widely used in the UK. It's one of the standard repertoire of transatlantic variations.

 

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#3 Mark Kenfield

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 05:09 AM

Here in Australia the split seems to be pretty close to 50:50 between those who use 'DoP' and those who use 'Cinematographer'. The two are perfectly interchangable, so it's absolutely still common.
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#4 Jaan Shenberger

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 05:16 AM

Thanks for the insight Phil.

 

Mark - what about specifically "DoP" versus "DP" in Australia? (sorry, I should've been more specific in my original post — I'll edit it to do so).


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#5 Jaan Shenberger

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 05:17 AM

Hello all. To clarify, I'm wondering specifically about the usage of "DoP" versus "DP" — thanks.


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#6 Ayaskant Baral

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 08:16 AM

In India DOP is a very frequently used term everywhere, than DP. And 'Cinematographer' is very rare to find.


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#7 Mark Kenfield

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 09:59 AM

Mark - what about specifically "DoP" versus "DP" in Australia? (sorry, I should've been more specific in my original post — I'll edit it to do so).

 

Ah, gotcha. Well in my experience, down here, 'DP' and 'DoP' are basically one and the same thing. Which one someone says seems to rest primarily on whether they can be bothered pronouncing the 'o'.


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#8 Robin R Probyn

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 01:13 AM

be careful with DP.. google it and you,ll see what I mean.. 


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Posted 14 May 2015 - 04:03 AM

Getting shafted, you mean? Happens all the time in the film business....


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#10 Robin R Probyn

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 07:29 AM

Yes often twice at the same time too.. 


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#11 Kenny N Suleimanagich

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 09:00 AM

I've never understood why the "o" is added. Many people frequently spell it DOP which is strange. I can't name any other instance in which the  preposition is part of the acronym, besides POTUS. 


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#12 Mark Kenfield

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 09:26 AM

Because Kenny, only the most important jobs in the world get to keep the preposition...
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Posted 14 May 2015 - 09:45 AM

I've never understood why the "o" is added. Many people frequently spell it DOP which is strange. I can't name any other instance in which the  preposition is part of the acronym, besides POTUS. 

Perhaps to keep it out of DP searches......

POTUS?


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#14 John E Clark

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 10:19 AM

Perhaps to keep it out of DP searches......

POTUS?

 

POTUS -- President Of The United States... (What no UK equivalent... QOE?)

SCOTUS -- Supreme Court Of The United States...

 

As for other sets of initials with a prepostion...

 

DOF -- Depth Of Field

AOV -- Angle Of View

 

VOD -- Video On Demand


Edited by John E Clark, 14 May 2015 - 10:22 AM.

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#15 Kenny N Suleimanagich

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 10:34 AM

Great point, John. "VD" does not have the best associations. I guess I was thinking of titles people take on. Any others? 

 

 

Because Kenny, only the most important jobs in the world get to keep the preposition...

 

 

 

Touche!


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