Film Assignment one - Taylor Burke FMP 201 Fortunato 12...

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Taylor Burke Burke 1 FMP 201 Fortunato 12 February 2010 The Director of Photography and the Camera Crew A Director of Photography is the person behind the camera, finding the artistic image of each scene. This person works closely with the director and tries to perceive the director’s visions of each shot (Tomaric, 124). Usually when a Director of Photography is chosen, then tend to stay away from graduate students and gravitate towards an experienced Director of Photography. In Hollywood they look for someone who has worked their way up the experience ladder. Film students do more types of jobs that could qualify them for a position as a second camera assistant. They then move to the 1 st camera assistant. “With film being the largest expense on a shoot, few producers are willing to risk bringing an inexperienced DP on set, especially with a first-time director” (Tomaric, 125). A Director of photography is a very key person to the production of making a film and is an essential asset to the director. It’s a
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