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Everything to do with lighting a scene.
Composing the frame and moving the camera.
Pulling focus, slating, laying marks, loading film, backing up cards, pushing carts.
Building rigs, shaping light, moving heavy cameras and keeping the set safe.
Shooting for green screens, mattes, plates, CG.
The art of finishing the image. Color correcting shots in post.
Helpful answers to the most basic questions.
All camera-specific questions go here.
Lenses, filters, director’s viewfinders, speedboosters, adapters, and other optical oddities.
Matte boxes, follow focuses, wireless video, and other bits that go on the camera.
Kodak, Fuji, Agfa, Ilford. Lab processing and printing.
Recommended reading. If you want a list, start here.
About professional Directors of Photography
A look inside the production process. Reports from the front lines.
Seen a good movie lately? Discuss here.
Read the FAQ!
How to get paid and stay employed.
Need crew? Looking for work? Updated your reel? Post inquires here.
Need constructive feedback? No shortage of critics here. Keep it positive!
Meet locals, make films, have coffee.