Wahi: It seems it is easier for new directors to break into the music industry than new cinematographers. What recommendations would you make to the aspiring DoP trying to break into the industry?
Rajeev Jain: I have to agree with your observation, and although it appears to defy conventional wisdom, the labels do seem to be much more likely to take a chance on a new director, particularly if they can team him/her with an experienced cinematographer. The only recommendation I can make is to Shoot, Shoot , Shoot as much as possible. There is a vast amount of knowledge to acquire, and theory can only take you so far. Beyond that there is a lot of trial and error, and the sooner you get those errors out of the way, the better. Shoot everything you possibly can, and take time to evaluate your results, making note of what works