Contributed By Glen Berry
Cinematography Requires Focus
Fundamentals Are Critical
Light Trumps the Camera
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The cinematography has an extraordinary number of things to keep in mind and the position requires an ability to focus on the task at hand.
It's easy to get distracted by complex shots and forget basics that can totally destroy the entire shoot. First things first.
Controlling light is a far more important skill for the cinematography than operating the camera.