For a beginner, what is best to learn?

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    lewisfernandez
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      Which concepts did you study about cinematography that provided you with the most ROI?

       

      Thanks in adv.

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    • #196011
      quijotesco24
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        To study movies.

         

        #196066
        lewisfernandez
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          True!

          #196112
          Al Duffield
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            Just go out and shoot, then rewatch what you shot, cut it all together.

            You’ll learn more through shooting and trying to use what you’ve shot than you will from anywhere else in my opinion.

            #196116
            dmullenasc
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              It often comes down to Theory and Practice. You read, you watch movies, you shoot, and repeat over and over again.

              Activity and Reflectivity are key as well, you need time to digest what you’ve learned.  Vittorio Storaro once said that after his first feature, he couldn’t find work and spent two years visiting museums and studying art. At first he thought of those two years as lost time, wasted time, but later he realized that these were the most important years of his professional life because they gave him the foundation for the rest of his career.

              #197290
              The Byre
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                If I edit and colour-correct what I shoot then all my mistakes become painfully obvious to me!

                Rinse, repeat!

                #198680
                lewisfernandez
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                  Thank you everyone for taking the time to respond.

                  #198693
                  Stip
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                    Agree with David – (endless) activity and reflectivity. I don’t think there’s a “most ROI”.

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