strong vision and it is your job to realize that vision through your collaboration.
Some directors, in some situations, will have strong ideas about the film stock, lighting, lensing, and overall look of a film. On the other extreme, you may be asked to “make it look cool”, or you could wind up somewhere in between. No matter which, it is the cinematographer’s job to embellish and perhaps improve upon that vision, or perhaps even supply a vision when there isn’t one. Very few directors that I’ve worked with actually discuss specific f-stops. This is the DP’s domain, and not many directors even dare to go there.
Wahi: Would you recommend someone who wants to be a DP to just bite the bullet and buy an Arri III as a way of breaking into the world of commercials and music videos. Or do you think Hi-Def. video will be making substantial inroads in the