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Question to Roger (3 replies and 3 comments)

fukuichi
5 months ago
fukuichi 5 months ago

How did you grow from a documentary photographer to the current large scale of photography? Did you gain experience under your master? How did you deal with it as it grew in size?

Vanniyan
5 months ago
Vanniyan 5 months ago

Roger said once he is self taught!

fukuichi
5 months ago

Vanniyan,thank you for teaching me!

Roger Deakins
5 months ago
Roger Deakins 5 months ago

I had no 'master' and I learnt by using my eyes, watching all the films I could and doing the job.

fukuichi
5 months ago

Thank you Roger. I feel like you are always advising to believe in yourself. I try to work on that basis.

dmullenasc
5 months ago
dmullenasc 5 months ago

Most cinematographers don't leap from shooting no-budget projects to huge-budget projects so it is possible with experience to know how to scale-up. Maybe you had to light a courtroom with three large windows for daytime and next you have a location with ten large windows. Maybe you lit a city block at night on one movie and the next time you have to light three city blocks. Of course, occasionally there are bigger leaps that take more planning and research. But don't forget you've hired an experienced gaffer and key grip -- you're not alone in solving these problems.

fukuichi
5 months ago

David thank you always. I'm guided towards advertising from documentaries. I'm proud to learn here.

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