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Job Details on Cinematographer

During the video production Cinematographers come into major play as they create the visual effects that help to enhance the quality of the video. They work with the director, film crews and photographers and use the appropriate lighting, sets, frames and angles where the shoot goes perfect. On the other hand, Cinematographers also work with the post production team and processing lab to refine the visual presentations. They keep themselves up in the advancements of the film making and take part in workshops and also in training sessions.

Skills required in a Cinematographer are:

  • Stamina
  • Communication
  • Photography
  • Working with teams
  • Conceptualizin
  • Working for long hours
  • Observation
  • Creative intelligence
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Liaison with other departments and team members


Bachelor degree in Film Studies with Cinematography training and working on the set experience.

Job duties of Cinematographer are:

  1. Visiting location and taking screen test shots
  2. Selection of equipment, crew and technicians to create a visual impact
  3. Approving costumes, make up, hair, color coordination for the artist on camera.
  4. Ensuring crew safety
  5. Advising during reversals
  6. Maintaining industrial relationship
  7. Work to perfection for the final outcome.
Best Cinematographic work by Cinematographer on screen are Avatar, Slumdog
Millionaire, Asoka etc. They have had a successful visual story and also narrating
from the book to a reel life working behind the cameras.

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