About the job:
As a Director of Photography, your job is to supervise the camera and lighting of a shoot and to select the right cameras, lenses, filters, film, and accessories for it. A Director of Photography may also be referred to as a Cinematographer.
As a Director of Photography, you will have to:
- Work long and irregular hours
- Be prepared to carry heavy equipment
As a Director of Photography, you will get to:
- Showcase your creative and technical abilities
- Find decent and affordable cameras; it was more difficult before!
- Build strong bonds with crew members
- Work as an independent contractor
- Long, irregular and unsociable hours
Are you the right fit?
- Any Track
Will you make money?
To become a Director of Photography, you will needs expertise in lighting, color theory, camera operation, and the techniques of cinematography. You can learn this by:
- Obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Radio/TV/Film or Photography
- Spending time on film sets
- Applying as an intern or PA (Production Assistant)
- Working on projects or film events for family and friends
There is a small fee of $75 for participating in this activity, which also includes a meal, a take home certificate, and more.
For questions, please email [email protected]
You might've heard the term "Director of Photography" or "Cinematographer" before. Both words mean the same thing; The person in charge of the camera and lighting crew working on a film or TV set. We interviewed award-winning Muriel Aboulrouss to share her career lessons and tips for undecided students.
Muriel Aboulrouss is a multiple award-winning cinematographer. Considered to be the first camerawoman in the Arab world, her cinematography includes footage for a great deal of documentaries and feature films, such as the award winning films “Mercedes” and “Ya Omri” bu Hady Zaccak. Her documentary series Zyara has won 35 International awards.