Hierarchy of a Production Part 3: The Camera Crew

Cinematography is more than a science: it is an art. A good cinematographer can manipulate a camera and a set of lights to capture beautiful, striking imagery. Cinematography has evolved considerably since the beginning of motion pictures. It started out as a duty of the director, and the position itself evolved out of the advancement of technology. As the cameras and lights became more complicated, it became necessary for an entire department to be in charge of cameras and lights. In this lesson, you will learn the finer points of lighting and cinematography, including 3-point lighting, and what is meant by “the visual image.”


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