ROLE OF CINEMATOGRAPHY IN FILM MAKING

Can we imagine a film without visuals?

The answer to this small question tells us the importance of Cinematography’ and the vital role it plays in the process of film making.
If film making is all about storytelling through the vision of the director, it is the cinematographer who brings this vision alive on screen.
In the ever-growing showbiz industry, the cinematographer is without any doubt one of the most sought after positions and lucrative at that.
As opposed to the popular belief, cinematography is not only about recording with a a camera or handling of camera for that matter.

It involves a lot of technicalities -

  1. Composing a shot within a frame
  2. Controlling the exposure
  3. Manipulating the color temperature
  4. Arrangement of lighting set up as per the demand of the scene and to create the desired mood

All these necessitate proper training and hands on practicalexposure for somebody aspiring to become a professional cinematographer. Cinematography is known to be the most difficult to learn among the many film making courses. With the advancement of technology and inventions almost every other day the need of specialized training is today more than ever before.

Among the few film schools imparting training on cinematography:-

  1. Film & Television Institute Of India (FTII), Pune
  2. Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute Of India (SRFTII), Kolkata
  3. Atharva Institute of Film & Television (AIFT), Mumbai

In short, cinematography can make or break a film. The person in charge of the cinematography called the cinematographer/camera man or D.O.P (Director of Photography) is largely responsible for the film turning out what it is. Atharva Institute of Film and Television is committed to provide you the best training and certification in cinematography and other film production courses in Mumbai.