Career in visual arts are becoming very popular day by day. Visual art generally cover fields like designs done in computer with the help of software, photography and photography for film. This photography for film is called cinematography. As film has emerged as a very popular medium more and more people are attracted to this profession.
Here Are A Few Tips That Will Help One To Become A Successful Cinematographer
Must Have Basic Education
This field cinematography is changing very rapidly. One has to remain always well informed about the changes. So a person has to have a strong basic educational background. He or she must pass at least 10+2 level and can be able to read international journal( like American cinematographer) for cinematography.
Must Have Interest In Photography
A person who wants to be a cinematographer must have interest in still photography. The person must click still photos always and later analyze those after printing.
Basic Knowledge Can Be Gathered
A good cinematographer has clear conception about composition and shots. There are many books available in market or in library or (articles) in internet on these subjects. Gathering information and understanding those in the beginning of career always help in future.
Must View Good Paintings
Cinematography is actually painting with light. Therefore attending good photographic exhibition sometime can give conception about composition and use of light source.
Must Have Interest In Viewing Films
A person who wants to be a cinematographer should watch good movies. Not just watch but he or she should view those from an angle of a photographer. Must look at compositions, camera angles and analyze those very carefully. If there is a DVD player at home borrowing DVD of a good award winning film and analyze it frame by frame helps to develop skill.
Good Training Is Necessary
Now after practicing these steps one can join a good film institute for cinematography course. A good and reputed institute organizes regular classes (theory and practical shooting classes) as well as film shows to develop skills. Professional are invited to share personal experiences and tips with the students. A standard and good institute provides good library and other technical infrastructure ( like digital as well as film cameras) to the students. After completion of the training every student get an opportunity to take part in the making of a short film and show their skill as a cinematographer. The institute also helps them to work in the professional field in future.
But one thing that must be Kept in mind that this training in a reputed institute is quite expensive. The alternative to going to film institute is serving as an assistant to a reputed and busy cameraman or cinematographer. But for this you have to have some connection in local film industry and start from observer position first. This can take a long time. For this you have to keep patience.
So you desire to begin your career as a cinematographer. Kindly follow the steps. These will help you to become a successful cinematographer in future.